The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

By Robert Duff, Ph.D.

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 Nov 30, 2018

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This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. I am Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist from Southern California, but I'm also a regular dude who legitimately wants to help out. I wrote the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com

Episode Date
Episode 320: Caregiver Pressure & Antidepressants for Concussion
25:22

Hello, all! Short but sweet episode this time covering the following:

  • What can I do about my fear of dying and leaving behind my paralyzed husband?
  • Is it normal to use antidepressants after a concussion?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode320

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Sep 23, 2022
Episode 319: Medical Clearance for Job & Exposure for Medication Phobia
38:49

Hello, all! In this episode I tackle the following topics from listeners like you:

  • My friend is a pilot and is worried about getting therapy because of medical clearance issues. What can they do?
  • I have phobia of medications and injections. How can I use exposure therapy in a situation like this?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode319

 


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Sep 16, 2022
Episode 318: Feelings for Someone Outside of Marriage
30:54

Hello, all! This is a short and sweet episode. It's been busy week and it is positively hot as BAWLS right now. So, I take one question. I also ramble a bit about some of my frustrations with neurology at the beginning. Here's the question I cover:

  • Is it normal to have feelings for someone else when I'm married? What should I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode318


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Sep 09, 2022
Episode 317: Oversharing in Therapy & Losing Friends in Relationship
28:37

Hello, all! Short and sweet episode this week featuring the following questions:

  • Is it possible to overshare about your trauma in therapy?
  • How can I stop losing friends when I'm in a romantic relationship?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode317

 

Sep 02, 2022
Episode 316: Frustrated Therapist & Codependency
37:36

Hello, friends! Great episode for you today featuring questions that are follow-ups on previous questions. Here's what I cover:

  • My therapist seems to get frustrated and angry when I'm suicidal. What can I do about this?
  • How can I maintain my self-concept in relationships?

As always, you can send me questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode316


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Aug 26, 2022
Episode 315: How to Feel Less Numb & Letting Go of Old Therapist
41:01

Hello, friends. I hope you're taking good care of yourselves. Here are the questions that I cover in this episode:

  • I can't feel emotions. How can I start feeling things?
  • I keep in touch with my old therapist still. Is that holding me back?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode315

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Organifi and Audible.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Aug 19, 2022
Episode 314: Communicating with Autistic Partner & ADHD Shame
43:49

Hello, friends! What a week. I'm alive and well, but unfortunately things have been a bit heavy over here. I start off with a little personal update and then into the following great questions:

  • My partner is autistic and talks constantly about her trauma. It's too much for me. What can I do?
  • I am a woman with ADHD and have shame and anxiety because of it. How can I rebuild my self-concept?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode314


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Organifi.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Aug 12, 2022
Episode 313: How My Year is Going So Far
39:25

Hello, friends! This is a simpler check-in episode. I update you on what has been going on in my life - particularly this wild week. I also revisit my goals that I outlined for the year and reflect on what has stuck, what has faded, and what I'm okay moving on from. Hope you enjoy! 

As always, you can send me questions for a future episode to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode313


Sponsor:

This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Organifi.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Aug 06, 2022
Episode 312: Co-Parenting with Abuser & Therapeutic Alliance
37:46

Hello, everyone! I hope you've had a great week. Back at you with an awesome Q&A featuring the following questions:

  • My ex-wife was emotionally abusive and controlling to me. We share children and she is constantly belittling me when we interact. What can I do?
  • My psychologist does not seem to be trying very hard in sessions. How can I fix things?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode312

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jul 29, 2022
Episode 311: Overcoming Procrastination & Love Languages
41:59

Hello, friends! I hope you are staying cool and hydrated if you are in one of the major heatwave areas! In this episode, I answer the following awesome listener questions:

  • How can I stop procrastinating on household tasks, homework, and my job? 
  • My partner said he can't fulfill my love language. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode311

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Jul 22, 2022
Episode 310: Genetic Testing for Antidepressants & Hating Sex in Marriage
33:36

Hello, all! This is a really interesting mix of questions. So stick around until the second one to hear me dish out some tough love.

Here are the questions covered:

  • Are we able to do genetic testing to tell which antidepressants will work for an individual?
  • I hate having sex with my husband. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode310

 


If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jul 15, 2022
Episode 309: Abusive Marriage & Cutting Off Mother
38:32

Hello, friends. In this episode, I answer two questions that encompass difficulties within family relationships. Here are the questions:

  • My wife belittles me and makes me feel terrible constantly. What should I do?
  • I'm thinking of cutting off contact with my mother, but I also have a lot of empathy for her. How should I proceed?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode309

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Jul 08, 2022
Episode 308: Anger After Suicide & Restarting Medication
37:10

Hello, all. A big content warning for this episode, the first question deals with suicide and has a bit more detail than other questions I've answered on the show. It's a very worthwhile question and a great topic to discuss, but I just want to make you aware of that.

Here are the topics covered in this Q&A episode:

  • I saw my elderly father kill himself and I am so angry at him. What can I do?
  • My friend stopped medication for anxiety and depression, but she is thinking about starting again. What else can she do to help herself out?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode308


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by MUD\WTR and BetterHelp.

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Right now, you can get 15% off your first purchase by going to mudwtr.com/DUFF and using code DUFF at checkout!

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Jun 24, 2022
Episode 307: How to Set Boundaries & Overcoming Sexual Abuse
36:38

Hello, all! In this episode, I take on two really good listener questions. The second one mentions sexual abuse of a child, but there are no details shared. Here are the questions covered:

  • How can I start to set boundaries with loved ones when it feels so hard?
  • How can I improve my sexual relationship with me husband after I have experienced childhood abuse?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode307


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Jun 17, 2022
Episode 306: Getting Partner Back & Bipolar in College
41:29

Hello, all! This is a great Q&A episode featuring the following questions from awesome listeners like yourself:

  • My partner left due to me not pursuing her enough. Does it make sense to try to get back together after some time?
  • I had to leave college due to bipolar. Should I go back to the same school after stabilizing? 

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode306

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jun 10, 2022
Episode 305: Overthinking & Embarrassment
41:08

Hello, friends! I hope you have had a great week. We are back to the Q&A format this week with the following questions:

  • How can I overcome my tendency to overthink constantly?
  • Why do I get extremely embarrassed so often in social situations? What can I do about it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode305


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by MUD\WTR.

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Right now, you can get 15% off your first purchase by going to mudwtr.com/DUFF and using code DUFF at checkout!

Jun 03, 2022
Episode 304: Duff the Wife Returns!
49:29

Hello, everyone! In this epidode, my beautiful wife, Joelle, comes back on the show for a quick chat about life. We sat on the couch and had a cozy talk about all sorts of topics. I hope you enjoy!

As always, you can send me questions to future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode304


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Policygenius.

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May 27, 2022
Episode 303: Decreased Sexual Performance & Trouble with Exposure Work
30:43

Hello, all! Straight forward Q&A this week with the following awesome listener questions:

  • I used to be able to have sex numerous times consecutively, but ever since a panic attack, I havet been unable to. What is going on?
  • I am having trouble doing my therapist's exposure activities due to panic attacks. How can I do better?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode303


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

May 20, 2022
Episode 302: No Intimacy in Marriage & Lost in Life
37:47

Hello, friends! I hope you're doing well. After a very gross story at the top of the episode, I get into the following questions:

  • What can I do about decreased intimacy in my marriage?
  • I am too depressed to do anything what can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode302

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and MUD\WTR.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Right now, you can get 15% off your first purchase by going to mudwtr.com/DUFF and using code DUFF at checkout!

May 13, 2022
Episode 301: Car Crash Amnesia & Husband Suddenly Wants Divorce
33:13

Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a great week. Just a nice straightfoward Q&A for you today featuring the following questions:

  • After 12 years of a great marriage, my husband had a sudden realization that he wants to leave. What can I do?
  • My mother was in a terrible car crash and is afraid of remembering what happened. Is that a possibility?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode301


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

May 06, 2022
Episode 300: How to Ask for Help & Emotional Literacy for Men
36:02

Hello, everyone! 

Episode 300!! Holy moly. Thank you so much for sticking with me on this ride. I appreciate your trust and attention so very much. This episode is much like any other. A solid question and answer featuring the following:

  • How can I ask for help as an 18-year-old guy?
  • My relationship failed due to my inability to communicate my feelings. How can I improve?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and you can find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode300


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Apr 29, 2022
Episode 299: Overcoming Victim Mentality & Cognitive vs Physical Anxiety
36:22

Hello, friends! I hope you've had a really good week. My week here has been pretty good. As I mention in the episode, I didn't really plan anything good for the 300th episode of the show, BUT I wanted to open things up to you all. If you have written in a question or heard a question from the show that caused you to make a change in your life or there is a follow up story to your original question, I'd love to hear it. Shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com!

Anyways, here are the questions that I cover in this episode:

  • Why did nobody tell me that there is mind-based and body-based anxiety?
  • I have experienced a lot of mistreatment and discrimination in my life. This has led to a victim mentality. How do I get myself out of the victim mentality and start taking ownership of my life?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and you can find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode299


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Acorn TV and BetterHelp.

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Apr 22, 2022
Episode 298: Emotional Burnout as a Therapist & Seven Years of Loss
35:49

Hello, friends! I hope you have had a wonderful week. For today's episode, I answer the following awesome listener questions:

  • I am thinking of going into clinical psychology, but as a sensitive person, I am afraid of emotionally burning out. What can I do to avoid this?
  • I have lost someone every year since 2015. How can I get back to a normal life with so much loss?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode298

 


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Apr 15, 2022
Episode 297: Quarterlife Crisis & Being the Family Therapist
34:00

Hello, everyone! Thank you for your patience on this one. Had to take a couple extra days so that I didn't lose my mind with work. This episode features the following questions:

  • After college, I don't know what to do with my life and find myself depressed. How can I move forward?
  • My family expects me to be the peacekeeper and therapist. How can I set better boundaries?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode297

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and MasterClass

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

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Apr 10, 2022
Episode 296: Constant Paranoid Thoughts & Dealing with a Toxic Workplace
46:29
Hello, all! This before I get into the questions this week, I talk a bit about my personal situation. Unfortunately, I had a breakup with a partner of mine and I share some of the realizations that I had in the process as well as my protocol for making it through this sort of hardship. After that, I jump into the following awesome listener questions:
  • I have had bipolar I for a long time, but started getting a new symptom of paranoid thoughts over the past few years. Why might this be happening?
  • My workplace and coworkers are toxic, but I am a non-confrontational person. What can I do about it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode296


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Apr 01, 2022
Episode 295: Dating After Abuse & Healing from Cheating
33:06

Hello, friends! I hope that you are caring well for your hearts this week. It's wild out there. Here are the questions I cover in this week's episode:

  • My history of sexual abuse makes dating complicated. How can I move forward?
  • My husband cheated on me but doesn't want to do couples therapy. How can I stop resenting him?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode295


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Mar 25, 2022
Episode 294: Spouse Doesn't Want Help & Depressed About the World
39:01

Hey, everyone. I hope you're taking great care of yourselves. In this episode, I start with a moment of vulnerability about my life lately. That is followed by these two great questions sent in by listeners like yourself:

  • My wife has had anxiety for years but does not want to get help for it. What can I do?
  • I have a perfect life, but I remain depressed about the world. How can I cope?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode294


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and Acorn TV.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Acorn TV is a commercial-free streaming service that’s rooted in British television. Escape to Britain and beyond without leaving your seat and try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to acorn.tv and using the promo code duff when you sign up!

Mar 19, 2022
Episode 293: Therapist on Dating App & Cannabis Use Disorders
47:04

Hey, friends! I hope you're having a great week. This is a very interesting episode with the following questions:

  • I am attracted to my therapist and saw her on a non-traditional dating app. When I brought this up, she refused to talk about it. What should I do?
  • How should cannabis use disorders be handled when there are also mental health issues?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode293


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and MasterClass

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

MasterClass gives you the chance to learn from the world’s best minds – anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. Check it out now and get unlimited access to every MasterClass. and as a special offer for listeners, you get 15% off an annual membership! Go to masterclass.com/duff for 15% off MasterClass.

Mar 11, 2022
Episode 292: Reacting to My Partner's Sexual Past
29:56

Hello, friends! This is a short and sweet episode where I answer the following question:

  • I recently learned of my partner's previous threesome. I can't stop feeling disgust and anxiety from it, even though I know that's not fair. How can I deal with this?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode292

 


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Mar 04, 2022
Episode 291: Teen Suicide Contagion & Trauma Dissociation
42:00

Hello, everyone! Pretty heavy episode this time. Nothing graphic, as usual, but I decided to tackle some tricky questions. Before hopping into the questions, I share a quick tip about managing the news cycle during this really intense time. Here are the questions covered:

  • My kid's school had two people die by suicide this year. How can I talk to them about it and should we switch schools?
  • I was abused as a child and have trouble remembering it without dissociating. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode291


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Feb 25, 2022
Episode 290: Intrusive Thoughts of Harming Family & Ruminating About Therapy
39:03

Hello, friends! I hope you are all doing well. In this episode, I start off with a quick update about my experience so far on Lexapro (escitalopram), an SSRI medication for anxiety. After that, I jump straight into the following super interesting questions:

  • I have OCD with intrusive thoughts about harming my loved ones. What can I do about this?
  • I ruminate about therapy constantly, having imaginary conversations in my head. Is that bad?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode290

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Feb 18, 2022
Episode 289: Self-Disclosure in Therapy and Suicidality vs Intrusive Thoughts
33:39
Hey, all! Nice Q&A episode for you here. The second questions talks a bit about suicidality, but nothing too graphic. Very interesting stuff. Here's what I cover:
  • How do you feel about therapists self-disclosing in therapy?
  • Should I be concerned about my passive suicidal thoughts or are they just intrusive thoughts?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode289


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If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

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Feb 11, 2022
Episode 288: Confidentiality for Minors & Physical vs Mental Issues
28:14
Hey, everyone. Short and sweet episode today featuring the following questions:
  • I am a minor in therapy. What can my therapist share with my parents about self-harm?
  • How can I tell the difference between a physical issue like hypothyroidism and a mental health issue like depression?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode288

 

No sponsor this week, so please check out my recent book, 500 Journal Prompts! 

Feb 04, 2022
Episode 287: Doubting Your Own Trauma & ADHD Misdiagnosis
39:43

Hello, friends! This episode features two questions related to trauma. There is nothing violent or explicit described, but both questions do involve childhood abuse. Just be aware. Here is what is covered in this episode:

  • I sometimes doubt that my trauma ever happened and use self-harm as a way to remind myself that it did. What can I do?
  • I have several psychiatric disorders and my psychiatrist wants me to be evaluated for ADHD. How can I tell the difference between ADHD and symptoms caused by my other issues?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode287

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Acorn TV.

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Jan 28, 2022
Episode 286: Anxiety About Time Off & Erectile Dysfunction
42:23
Hey, friends! I hope that your week has been great. I want to give you a big thanks for listening to the show. I really appreciate you. This is a question and answer episode where I tackle the following:
  • How can I get over my anxiety about having unstructured time off from work?
  • I have erectile dysfunction with my new partner and my doctor thinks it is psychological. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode286

 


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Jan 21, 2022
Episode 285: Grief and New Relationships & Secondhand Trauma
47:43

Hello, all! I hope that you are having a fantastic week. Unfortunately, omicron has found its way into the Duff household, but alas... the show must go on!

I have a great Q&A episode with the following questions submitted by listeners like you:

  • My wife died two years ago, and I am still completely closed off to romantic connections. What can I do?
  • Is it possible to be traumatized by hearing about something bad happening to someone else?

As always, you can send questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode285

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Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

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Jan 14, 2022
Episode 284: How I am Approaching This Year
57:27

Hello, friends! Haven't talked in a little while. I hope you have been enjoying yourself. I am back this week with a new episode. This time instead of a Q&A, I am going to be talking about how I am approaching the year. I go through a LOT in this episode, come hang for about an hour and listen to me ramble. 

Show notes are available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode284

And if you want to send me a question for a future episode, shoot me an email at duffthepsych@gmail.com

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Jan 07, 2022
Episode 283: Meth Addiction Guilt & Depression When Everything is "Fine"
44:23

Hello, all! Great episode here for you today thanks to a couple awesome listener questions. If you haven't yet gotten a copy of my 500 Journal Prompts book, it makes a perfect little stocking stuffer. Check it out!

Here are the questions from this episode:

  • My sister is depressed, even though nothing is wrong with her life and I'm frustrated by it. What can I do?
  • Due to my addiction to methamphetamine and heroin, I feel like I don't deserve to get better. Should I feel this way?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode283

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Acorn TV.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

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Dec 17, 2021
Episode 282: Getting Over Ghosting & Exercise Induced Anxiety
40:08

Hello, all! Hope your week has been phenomenal. I appreciate you all! In this episode, I tackle the following questions:

  • I was recently ghosted after talking to someone I met on a dating app for a few weeks. Why is it affecting me so much and what can I do about it?
  • How can I get over my exercise-induced anxiety and heart palpatations?

As always you can find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode282 and send your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by MasterClass and BetterHelp.

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Dec 10, 2021
Episode 281: Passing on Trauma & Caregiver Burnout
48:11

Hello, friends! Thank you to all of you that have been sharing the podcast as part of your Spotify Wrapped posts. Amazing to think that I've been a significant part of your year. I appreciate you so much!

In this episode, I tackle the following questions:

  • I've worked through most of my trauma, but issues still arise in my relationship from time to time. How can I avoid passing these issues down to my young child?
  • I work with severe populations in a healthcare setting. I feel like I could be experiencing caregiver burnout. Is this possible and what can I do about it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and get the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode281

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Dec 03, 2021
Episode 280: Low Libido & Relationships Cause Sadness

Hello, all! If you spent some time off from work and/or with loved ones over the "holiday", I hope you have really enjoyed yourself. I'm incredibly grateful for you all. In this episode, I tackle the following awesome listener questions:

  • I have a much lower sexual drive than my spouse and she thinks I don't find her attractive because of it. What can I do?
  • Every time I'm in a relationship, my mental health crumbles. Why?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode280

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Nov 27, 2021
Episode 280: Low Libido & Relationships Cause Sadness
37:01

Hello, all! If you spent some time off from work and/or with loved ones over the "holiday", I hope you have really enjoyed yourself. I'm incredibly grateful for you all. In this episode, I tackle the following awesome listener questions:

  • I have a much lower sexual drive than my spouse and she thinks I don't find her attractive because of it. What can I do?
  • Every time I'm in a relationship, my mental health crumbles. Why?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode280

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MasterClass gives you the chance to learn from the world’s best minds – anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. Check it out now and get unlimited access to every MasterClass. and as a special offer for listeners, you get 15% off an annual membership! Go to masterclass.com/duff for 15% off MasterClass.

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Nov 27, 2021
Episode 279: I Don't Deserve to Get Better & Fixing Relationship During a Break
37:30

Hello, all! Apologies in advance for my croaky voice. My voice is totally shot from the week, but I do my best to give you responses to the following awesome questions:

  • I have brought about my own problems and don't feel that I deserve to get better. How do I approach this seemingly insurmountable problem?
  • My partner and I are on a break to work on ourselves after suffering a number of losses and a terrible year overall. How can I make this work?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode279

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Nov 19, 2021
Episode 278: Sexual Advances From Therapist & Depression That Doesn’t Go Away
40:22

Hello, friends! After a quick update about the whole Thanksgiving situation at my kid's school, I dive into the following amazing questions:

  • My previous therapist was sexually inappropriate. How can I trust therapists again?
  • My depression doesn't go away no matter what I do and I'm not making progress in therapy. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode278

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Nov 12, 2021
Episode 277: Co-parenting Problems & Disappearing Depressed Partner
49:04

Hello, friends! In this episode, I start with some concerns from my personal life that tie into some social psychology concepts before jumping into the following questions:

  • Co-parenting with my ex is difficult given our difference in opinion about discipline. How do I stop our interactions from driving me crazy?
  • My partner retreats and can't feel anything when he is in a depressive state. What can I do to make him know that I'm here for him?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode277

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If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

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Nov 05, 2021
Episode 276: Wife Doesn't Care Anymore & Healing Hurts Too Much
45:16

Hello, friends! Super happy to bring you this Q&A episode today. I take the following questions:

  • What can I do when it feels like my wife doesn't care about me anymore?
  • Is there a point where the cost of healing just isn't worth it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and get show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode276

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Oct 29, 2021
Episode 275: Suck at Meditating? Listen to This!
55:37

Hello, friends! I have a really cool episode for you today. Meditation is a tool that I use often and is one of the most important things in my personal mental health toolkit. But for a lot of people, meditation just doesn't do the trick. Or it's too hard. Or it's actually scary.

In this episode, I share my best tips for meditation. I hope to get you to loosen your interpretation of meditation and the high expectations you put on yourself. 

Have a listen and let me know what you think!

As always you can send me questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode275

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Oct 22, 2021
Episode 274: Can't Talk About Feelings & Feeling Like a Bad Person
46:29

Hello, all! I hope that you are having a great week. I got a great episode for you here with the following questions:

  • How can I get help for my depression when I can't talk about my feelings?
  • How do I stop feeling like such a bad person all the time?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode274

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Oct 15, 2021
Episode 273: Recovering from a Disaster & Overcoming Codependency
42:19

Hello, friends! Got a nice Q&A for you today with a little rambling at the top. Here's what I answer:

  • My son went through a horrific tragedy. How can he move forward?
  • How can I avoid being so desperate for love?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode273

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Oct 08, 2021
Episode 272: Explaining Mental Health to Your Partner & Getting Out of a COVID Rut
36:35

Hello, all! So... I'm an idiot and had to record this episode twice. Oops. BUT I'm super glad to be releasing this. I answered the following awesome questions in this episode:

  • I have depression, OCD, PTSD, etc. and I have no idea how to explain all of this to my partner without overwhelming them. What do I do?
  • How can I get out of my pandemic rut when I have lost my zest for life and school?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode272

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Oct 01, 2021
Episode 271: When to Take Suicidality Seriously & Scared of Losing Dream Job
45:11

Hello, friends! This episode is a nice Q&A with some great listener-submitted questions. The first one involves some discussion about suicide. Although nothing graphic, just be aware of that. Here are the two questions I cover this episode:

  • I have had thoughts of suicide for a long time, but have never made an attempt. How do I know when to take the thoughts seriously?
  • I am making mistakes at my new job and it's making me anxious and giving me insomnia. This is causing me to make more mistakes and I'm afraid I'm going to lose my job. How can I break this cycle?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode271

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Sep 24, 2021
Episode 270: The Problem with Mental Healthcare & Overlapping Diagnoses
39:32

Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer a couple listener questions that are less about direct advice and more about general questions in the field of mental health and psychology. Here's what I cover:

  • Why are there so few mental health providers and why are waitlists so long?
  • Does it make sense to have multiple overlapping diagnoses?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode270

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If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Sep 17, 2021
Episode 269: Repressed Childhood Trauma and Long-Distance Relationship
34:42

Hello, friends! In this episode, I have a Q&A featuring the following questions:

  • How can I continue to work on my longtime childhood trauma when I don't remember a lot of my past?
  • Do I have a chance of getting back in my long-distance relationship even though I'm pursuing a Ph.D.?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode269

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Seed Health is a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of microbes for human and planetary health. Their flagship product Daily Synbiotic provides a broad-spectrum, 2-in-1 probiotic + prebiotic to help aid digestion and improve gut health and beyond. Start a new healthy habit today. Visit seed.com/DUFF and use code DUFF to redeem 20% off your first month of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic.

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Sep 10, 2021
Episode 268: My Lovely Wife Returns
01:04:11

Hello, friends! On this episode, I had my wife back on the show. We just chilled on the couch and had a nice wide-ranging conversation about our lives right now, where our relationship is at, and even some of our pet peeves with each other. Enjoy!

Send me your questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and don't forget to check out my new book of 500 journal prompts!

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Sep 03, 2021
Episode 267: Moving Forward From Trauma & Relationship Boundaries and Expectations
37:17

Alright, everyone! Another great Q&A for you featuring the following questions:

  • How can I move past my traumatic history of bullying and parental violence?
  • What is the difference between a friendship and intimate relationship?

Don't forget to get your copy of 500 Journal Prompts for Mental Health, Creativity, and Personal Exploration! 

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode267

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Aug 27, 2021
Episode 266: Developing Social Skills & Alternatives to Therapy
41:31

Hello, friends! This is a straightforward Q&A with the following questions:

  • How can I work on my social skills as a socially anxious introvert?
  • What can I do about my depression when I can't afford traditional therapy?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode266

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Aug 20, 2021
Episode 265: Why Am I Attracted to My Doctor & Dealing with Jealousy in Relationships
36:14

Hello, friends! Looks like I have a bit of a cold, so bear with my voice and breathing in this one. Got a great Q&A with the following thought-provoking questions:

  • I don't have many friends and find myself becoming attracted to my doctor. Is there something wrong with my relationship?
  • How can I deal with my jealousy and insecurity in relationships?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode265

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Aug 13, 2021
Episode 264: Addressing Self-Harm as an Adult & Depression Tips
43:57

Hello, friends! Hope you are well. Cruising along over here. Super ready for a relaxing weekend. In this episode, I tackle the following questions:

  • I self-harmed (cut) when I was young and I still struggle with different forms of self-harm. Is therapy still an option?
  • What can I do to feel joy again when my depression is strong?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode264

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Aug 06, 2021
Episode 263: Treating Family Members & Sibling Mental Health Fears
30:46

Hello, everyone! At the start of this episode, I give a quick little ramble about a case that I'm working on to talk about some of the nuances with conservatorship and trying to help someone that can't care for their own needs. That's about the first 10 minutes. After that, I hop into the following questions:

  • My family thinks I should be able to fix them since I'm studying psychology. What should I do?
  • My sibling is afraid of having the same mental illness as me and our parent. How can I help?

As always, you can send your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode263

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Jul 30, 2021
Episode 262: Feeling Bad for Wanting Attention & Diagnosis as a Crutch
39:11

Hello, all! So just a little heads up. I'm super annoyed because in this episode, there were a couple undesirable sounds including a loud as cricket that wanted to ruin my life and also a rattling microphone that was being dramatic whenever I slightly bumped it.

Aside from that, it was a great episode that covers the following questions:

  • I love my partner, but I crave attention from others. Why am I this way and what can I do about it?
  • I may have borderline personality disorder, but don't want my diagnosis to be a crutch. What can I do to live a normal life?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode262

 

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Jul 23, 2021
Episode 261: Relationship Separation Anxiety & Anger at your Therapist's Diagnosis
35:50

Hello, friends! Another Q&A Episode for you today featuring the following questions:

  • What can I do about my separation anxiety every time my partner leaves?
  • Why am I so mad at my therapist for diagnosing me with an eating disorder?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode261

 

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Jul 16, 2021
Episode 260: Loss of Appetite with Anxiety & Battling with a Negative Body Image
40:01

Hello, all! I hope you're taking great care of yourselves. Been a busy busy week over here in DuffLand. In this episode, I cover the following awesome listener questions:

  • How can I overcome my lack of appetite due to anxiety?
  • What can I do about my negative body image?

As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com you can also find the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode260

 

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Jul 09, 2021
Episode 259: Supporting a Grieving Parent & Returning to Work After a Mental Health Break
47:16

Hello, friends! I hope you are taking great care of yourselves this week. To be honest, I've seen a lot of people having a bit of a hard time. If you are in this camp, I see you! This episode features the following amazing listener questions:

  • My mother-in-law's son just died by suicide. How can I best support her?
  • I am hoping to return to work after taking a break due to severe mental health issues. How can I make it work?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and see full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode259

This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Better Help and Cozy Earth.

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Jul 02, 2021
Episode 258: Rapid Fire Q&A Part 2 - Coping with Emotional Content, Relationship Expectations, and more!
46:04

Hello, friends! Back with part 2 of the rapid fire Q&A. There were so many awesome questions on my original post that I couldn't stop with one episode. Here are the questions I cover:

  • Hi Duff, you’ve touched on this before but… have you ever come across anyone stuck thinking they have reached their maximum potential in life/not sure where to go from their current spot in life, and is there anything you could offer from a physiological perspective to overcome this? Currently feeling like I will be forever stuck in this moment and moving forward seems nearly impossible. (Sorry in advance if the question doesn’t make sense)
  • How does one get over the expectation of being in a relationship? Like you grow up watching relationships and relationships but like...what if it doesn't happen? Should it happen? Also...how can one finally let go of what their parents didn't do while one was growing up... 
  • How can you learn to accept compliments and not be awkward?

I also talk a bit about my own strategies for combatting the darkness that can come with working in a heavily emotional field.

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com.

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Jun 25, 2021
Episode 257: Rapid Fire Q&A - Making New Friends, Seeking Good Advice, Panic or Heart Attack, and More!
51:58

Hello, all! In this episode, I am doing some rapid fire question and answer from a prompt that I threw up on Instagram. Please enjoy! 

If you have a question for the podcast that you'd like me to consider, please send it to duffthepsych@gmail.com and don't forget to use the search bar on duffthepsych.com if you want to see whether I have covered a specific topic in the past. 

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Jun 18, 2021
Episode 256: Trauma Misconceptions and Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley
53:13

Hello, friends! This episode is a re-post of an interview I did a couple years ago with the amazing Dr. Laura Copley. Dr. Copley is a trauma specialist and talks all about PTSD, trauma misconceptions, posttraumatic growth, and gives you some practical tools to use if you encounter trauma in your life. 

She's doing a bunch of cool stuff including online courses, which you can learn all about over at lauracopley.com

As always, you can send me questions or topics to duffthepsych@gmail.com and also please let me know if you'd like me to start doing interviews again!

 

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Jun 11, 2021
Episode 255: St. John's Wort for Depression & Sleep Anxiety After Flu
45:04

Hello, friends! I hope you're having a really good week. Enjoyed making this episode for you. The questions here have somewhat of a theme. Here are the questions I take:

  • I don't have access to psychiatry in my area. Can I use St. John's wort to treat my depression?
  • I live in a place where mental health is taboo. How can I improve my anxiety around sleeping without treatment?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the show notes for this episode at duffthepsych.com/episode255.

 

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Jun 04, 2021
Episode 254: Reliving Trauma Through Avoidant Personality Disorder & Desperation, Parenting and Life with Major Depressive Disorder
42:02

Hello, all! Hopefully you are doing well and sleeping better than I have been recently. Yikes. This episode is another Q&A with some awesome and vulnerable listener-submitted questions. Here's what I cover:

  • Why do I keep gravitating toward media that reminds me of my trauma?
  • I feel like a failure of a mother due to my depression. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at duffthepsych.com/episode254

 

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May 28, 2021
Episode 253: The Impact of Misdiagnosis & Recognizing Depression
01:05:39

Hello, friends! After a little (big) ramble about the hardest part in my job as a neuropsychologist, I answer the following questions:

  • Can bipolar misdiagnosis make symptoms worse? Can bipolar be managed without medication?
  • Why can't I study or get out of bed at all?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode253

 

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May 21, 2021
Episode 252: Divorcing Someone Who is Depressed & Going Back to College After 30
37:07

Hello, friends! After a long ramble about some terribly nerdy stuff, I get into two really good listener questions today. Here's what I cover:

  • My spouse claims that I am the cause of their depression and we do not have a good relationship. Would divorcing them cause too much harm?
  • I am back in college as a 30 year old and feel out of place. What should I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode252

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May 14, 2021
Episode 252: Divorcing Someone Who is Depressed & Going Back to College After 30

Hello, friends! After a long ramble about some terribly nerdy stuff, I get into two really good listener questions today. Here's what I cover:

  • My spouse claims that I am the cause of their depression and we do not have a good relationship. Would divorcing them cause too much harm?
  • I am back in college as a 30 year old and feel out of place. What should I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode252

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May 14, 2021
Episode 251: Work Burnout Trauma & Adult Autism Suspicions
40:22

Hello, all! In this episode, I answer two questions submitted by awesome listeners like yourself. I hope you enjoy and that you're taking great care of yourself.

Here are the questions:

  • Can you get PTSD from severe work burnout?
  • What should I do if my therapist doesn't believe that I might by autistic?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode251

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May 07, 2021
Episode 250: The Ethics of Placebo & Coping with Career Grief
37:31

Hello, friends! Straightforward Q&A for you today. Here's what I cover:

  • My grandma is taking a supplement that is clearly just placebo. Is this okay?
  • Is it normal to feel grief at the end of a career?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out duffthepsych.com/episode250 for full show notes. 

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Apr 30, 2021
Episode 249: Feeling Bad About Feeling Good & Suicide Jealousy
36:02

Hello, all! Please excuse my mistake with the episode number. Bah! I also was perhaps a little delirious, but that just adds to the flavor... right?? 

In this Q&A, I answer the following:

  • Every time I do something for myself, I feel guilty about it. How do I stop this pattern?
  • I felt envy when I heard about someone that lost their life to suicide. Should I feel bad about that?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and stop by duffthepsych.com/episode249 for full show notes!

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Apr 23, 2021
Episode 248: Getting Personal Responding to My Own Journal Prompts
55:47

Hello, everyone! In this episode, I sit down and have a go at my own journal prompts from the 100 Free Journal Prompts on my website. Some of my responses are entertaining and straight forward... others get pretty personal. Hope you enjoy!

As always, you can send me questions or topics for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com.

Don't forget to get your free 100 journal prompts at duffthepsych.com/workbook! 

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Apr 16, 2021
Episode 247: Health Anxiety During a Pandemic & Suicidality in Children
41:35

Hello, friends! Got another Q&A episode for you. The 2nd question in here could be potentially triggering to some, so please be aware of that. It doesn't go into anything explicit, but the topic is something that some may be sensitive to. Here's what we cover:

  • How can I use exposure to treat health anxiety during this pandemic?
  • My friend's 6-year-old child has suicidal thoughts. How can I best support them?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode247

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Apr 09, 2021
Episode 246: Are Trauma Details Necessary in Therapy & Supporting Someone with BPD
39:41

Hello, you beautiful people! Today I have a question and answer episode with two great questions sent in by listeners like you. Quick update before that.

I'm current working on a Hardcore Self Help workbook for anxiety. You can get the 100 journal prompts from that notebook as a freebie for signing up at duffthepsych.com/workbook!

Here are the questions:

  • I have come to realize that I've been abused but it's hard to talk about. Do I need to share exactly what happened in therapy?
  • I have a friend with borderline personality disorder and I also have BPD. How can I best support them when they are upset?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode246

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Apr 02, 2021
Episode 245: Working Through a Complicated Break Up Alone & Confidentiality in Therapy
30:04

Hello, friends! Got a Q&A for you today that is actually just one two-part question. Stay tuned next week for a freebie update!

Here's two-part question:

  • I'm going through a breakup in a complicated long-term relationship, but I can't talk to people honestly about it. What can I do?
  • Will a therapist report me for being a sex worker?

As always you can send me your questions or topic suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode245

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Mar 26, 2021
Episode 244: "Accidental" Overdose & Becoming a Psychologist with Bipolar
41:37

Hello, friends! I hope you're having a really good week. This is a Q&A episode with two really important questions. The first one talks about a suicide attempt in a non-graphic way. I wanted to let you know that off the bat so you can be aware going into it. Nothing intense or visually striking, but potentially triggering nonetheless. 

Questions for this episode:

  • I had a suicide attempt that everyone thinks was an accidental overdose. Do I need to tell my family the truth?
  • I have severe bipolar 1 and I have always wanted to become a psychologist and do therapy. Is this possible?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you'd like to see the full show notes head over to duffthepsych.com/episode244

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Mar 19, 2021
Episode 243: Exploring Bisexuality in Marriage & Postpartum Anxiety During COVID
32:54

Hello, friends! Sorry in advance that the audio is a tiny bit blown out in this one. Hopefully you don't notice, but something weird was going on with my audio interface. 

ANYWAYS... got a great episode here for you today. Two questions that I felt somewhat underqualified to answer, as a man, but they were too good not to share. The questions are:

  • I am realizing that I am more gay than I thought. How can I explore this in the context of my long-term heterosexual relationship?
  • Between a new baby and COVID, my anxiety is getting terrible. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you'd like to see the full show notes, check out duffthepsych.com/episode243!

Mar 12, 2021
Episode 242: Not Getting Better Fast Enough, COVID Financial Worries, Working on Yourself During Breakup
42:26

Hello, friends! In this episode, I take a few shorter questions covering some amazing topics such as:

  • Will my psychiatrist or therapist drop me for not getting better fast enough?
  • What can I do about financial and job insecurity during COVID?
  • How can I balance working on myself and giving space during a break from my relationship?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you'd like to see full show notes check out duffthepsych.com/episode242

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Mar 05, 2021
Episode 241: Coping with Loneliness & Negative Self Perceptions and Insecurities
40:44

Hello, all! Hope you're happyish and safeish out there. This is a two-question Q&A episode featuring the following:

  • I've tried just about everything to help myself but the pandemic is making it impossible to improve my loneliness. What can I do?
  • I'm worried about my boyfriend looking at hotter women on social media. What can I do about this insecurity?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and view the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode241

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Feb 26, 2021
Episode 240: What I've Been Up To Lately
46:41

Hey, friends! This is just a casual episode of me sharing about what I've been up to lately. It's a big ol' ramble about many topics including:

  • My experience with the COVID vaccine
  • What my newest project is
  • What my days look like right now
  • Balancing work, work, work, and life
  • What I'm doing for fun

Next week will be a Q&A episode, so please send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com

And if you have a moment, please go check out the Giving Voice to Depression podcast!

Feb 19, 2021
Episode 239: Collective PTSD, No-Showing Therapy, Caregiving with Anxiety, Depression Options
52:07

Hello, friends! This week, I have another rapid-fire Q&A for you. I took some questions from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group and tackled them one by one without any planning or outlining. Hope you enjoy! Here are the questions covered:

  • How do you feel about people using the term "collective PTSD"?
  • What can I do when I always get scared and cancel therapy sessions?
  • Are medications always necessary for severe depression?
  • How can I be a caregiver with anxiety?

As always, you can send me your questions or topics for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com 

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Feb 12, 2021
Episode 238: Support Group Problems & Grad School Doubts
52:06

Hello, everyone! Hope you're treating yourselves well this week. I have a great Q&A for you with the following questions:

  • I have had trouble with support groups. The competition to be the "sickest" makes me feel worse. Am I doing something wrong?
  • I am having doubts about whether I should be in my graduate school program. What should I do?

As always you can send me YOUR questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode238

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Feb 05, 2021
Episode 237: 20 Tips to Help You Focus
58:58

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Full show notes available at duffthepsych.com/episode237

Jan 29, 2021
Episode 236: Mental Health within Couples & Coping with the Winter Blues
33:44

Hello, friends! In this Q&A, I tackle two interesting listener questions relating to couples who both go through dips in their mental wellness at the same time, and coping with the winter blues and what you can do to help yourself feel better!

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If you have a question for the podcast, send it over to duffthepsych@gmail.com

Full show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode236

Jan 22, 2021
Episode 235: My Wife Gets Real about Psychiatry Frustrations
57:51

I have to be honest with you all that this is not the most inspiring episode of the podcast. There is a lot of venting of frustration and fears. We also talk about suicidality, so please be aware of that. It's always important to me that we are REAL on this show. It would be unfair of me to give you the impression that the mental health system is perfect. As someone who works in the field and as a family that has been in the thick of navigating it, we definitely have some frustrations.

In this episode, we talk about operating with the current state of the world, Joelle's recent voluntary psychiatric hospitalization, and how we have had to try something like 6 or 7 times to find a psychiatrist to help with Joelle's meds. Despite the frustrations discussed, there are some good takeaways. Joelle is currently much more stable. She is no longer in her deep depressive episode and is no longer suicidal. We are currently finding a balance in our life that is working really well.

If you have questions or suggestions for future topics, please send them over to duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you would like to learn more about my clinical services, head over to robertduffphd.com

Jan 15, 2021
Episode 234: Getting Through a Breakup
35:55

Hello, friends! Happy New Year - welcome to the first episode of 2021! This is an episode inspired by a single question relating to breakups! Talking from recent experience, I offer my best advice to help get you through and process the emotional turmoil that can come with a breakup.

If you'd like to suggest a question or topic, shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com

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Jan 08, 2021
Episode 234: Getting Through a Breakup

Hello, friends! Happy New Year - welcome to the first episode of 2021! This is an episode inspired by a single question relating to breakups! Talking from recent experience, I offer my best advice to help get you through and process the emotional turmoil that can come with a breakup.

If you'd like to suggest a question or topic, shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com

Sponsor for this episode is Better Help. Check them out and get 10% off!

Jan 08, 2021
Episode 233: Rapid Fire Part 2 - Pandemic Alcoholism, All or Nothing Thinking, Bad Pharmacies, and More
46:21

Hello, friends! Today I am doing a continuation of the last episode. I'm not at the part today, but I am at home cracking away at the Facebook questions in rapid fire fashion. Hope you enjoy! Here are the questions that I answer:

  • How do I find a middle ground between 100% positive and 100% negative?
  • What's the plan for getting back to normal alcohol consumption after higher use during the pandemic?
  • How do you get professional help when you're too depressed to ask for help?
  • What should I do about inappropriate pharmacy staff?

As always you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and be sure to check out the online course if you haven't at kickanxietycourse.com

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Dec 17, 2020
Episode 232: Rapid Fire Q&A - Sleep Apnea, Dating After Abuse, and More
49:58

Hello, everyone! Today's episode is a less prepared version of Q&A than I usually do. The house was a little chaotic, so I took a microphone and recorder to a local park, had a seat, and spontaneously answered some of your questions. All of the questions from today's episode come from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group.

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Dec 10, 2020
Episode 231: A guided meditation to get you through 2020
30:04

Hello, friends. In this episode, I walk you through a calming meditation to help you get through the rest of the year. It has been designed to help you reconnect to the things that keep you going! We are going to discover the positive flip side to our frustrations and use that as a focal point to rediscover our motivation.

There will be ad breaks in the main episode, but the full uninterrupted version is available for free here on the website at duffthepsych.com/episode231

 

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Dec 03, 2020
Episode 230: Distancing Yourself from Family & Grieving for a Much Loved Pet
31:49

Hello, friends! This is a Q&A episode with two super important and interesting listener questions relating to coping with grief after losing a much-loved support dog, and being able to successfully distance yourself emotionally from family.

Stay safe <3

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Nov 26, 2020
Episode 229: Never Setting Boundaries & How Much Better is Enough?
31:06

Hello, friends. This is a super interesting Q&A which answers two important listener questions. The first relates to never setting personal boundaries, putting everyone first before yourself, and the second tackles the difficult question, how much better is enough?

As always you can send me your questions or topic suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and full show notes are at duffthepsych.com/episode229 

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Nov 19, 2020
Bonus Episode: Top Mental Health Tools with Himalaya
24:30

Hello, all! Bringing you a little bonus episode today. I recently teamed up with Himalaya to create a full audio course all about top mental health tools that you can use to improve your life. Check out himalaya.com/duff and use promo code DUFF for your first 14 days free!

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Nov 15, 2020
Episode 228: Roommate with BPD and Connecting to Others Again
40:17

Hello, everyone! This is a Q&A episode for you with two similarly themed questions having to do with relationships with other people. Here are the particular questions asked:

  • I feel bad about moving out due to my roommates borderline personality disorder. What can I do about this?
  • How can I connect to people again after getting out of an abusive relationship?

As always, you can send me questions or topic suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com 

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Nov 12, 2020
Episode 227: Reaching Out for Help with Depression & Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
44:25

Hello, friends! A Q&A episode for you this week with some really vulnerable questions. Here are the questions asked:

  • I think I have depression, but don't know how to reach out. What can I do?
  • I don't self-harm anymore but still have suicidal thoughts. How can I make them go away?

As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com

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Nov 05, 2020
Episode 226: 32 Things in 32 Years
01:17:50

I just had a birthday and I decided to do something a bit silly. In this episode, I am running down 32 things I've done in my 32 years on this earth. It's not all bragging! You'll learn a few interesting things about me and my experience. I greatly appreciate you. Thank you for being there for another trip around the sun.

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Oct 29, 2020
Episode 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety
28:50

Hello, friends! This is a fascinating Q&A that answers a question relating to something we call non-clinical auditory hallucinations. In other words, hearing something that isn't actually there. I also offer advice on what you can do when you've hit a roadblock with your depression and anxiety. Enjoy!

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If you have a question for a future episode, send it over to duffthepsych@gmail.com

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Oct 22, 2020