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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

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: Fk Depression and Hardcore Self Help: FK Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com

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Episode 329: Turned On by Therapy & Accelerating the Therapeutic Relationship

Hello, everyone! Exciting news. My new book, 500 Questions for Dating, Relationships, Romance, and More is out! I talk more about it at the beginning of the epidode, but I really think that it will serve as a useful resource to many of you. Orders are shipping quickly right now, so there is plenty of time to get it before the holidays if you're into that kind of thing. Anyways, I have an awesome Q&A episode for you today featuring the following listener questions: Is it weird to be turned on and want to masturbate after therapy? How can I get therapy moving faster? Does it make sense to give a new therapist a document of information? As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode329 This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Uncommon Goods and Roman Swipes. Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff. Roman Swipes are convenient, over-the-counter wipes that are clinically proven to help you last longer in bed. Try Swipes today with a special offer just for listeners of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast with 20% off your first order. Visit getroman.com/DUFF or 20% off.

38mins

2 Dec 2022

Rank #1

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Episode 328: Antidepressants Causing Self-Harm & Rock Bottom in 50s

Hello, friends! Hope you are enjoying some time off with loved ones or some quiet time on your own. Here are the question I cover in this episode: I think antidepressants are causing me to self-injure due to being numb. What should I do? I have hit a rock bottom in my mid 50s including divorce, losing my job, and a DUI. How do I survive? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode328 Sponsor: This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Chomper Labs and Uncommon Goods. Chomper Labs believe that everyone has a right to quality affordable oral care and specialize in custom made night guards for teeth grinding. Right now, listeners of the podcast can get $15 off their first night guard plus Free 3-way shipping with code DUFF. Just visit chomperlabs.com/DUFF. Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

35mins

25 Nov 2022

Rank #2

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Episode 327: How to Stop Cheating & Feeling Bad About Weight Comments

Hello, everyone! In this episode, I tack the following listener questions: How can I stop myself from cheating like I have in my past two marriages? What can I do about feeling bad when people comment on my weight loss? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode327 Make sure you're on the email list for freebies, inspirational emails, and important updates: http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and BetterHelp. 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. 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.

34mins

18 Nov 2022

Rank #3

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Episode 326: Reducing Alcohol Use & Clutching to a Dying Relationship

Hello, beautiful people. This is another Q&A episode of the podcast featuring the following questions: How do I know when I enjoy alcohol too much? Why did I push so hard to keep a relationship that wasn't good for me? As always, you can send me your questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode326 This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Uncommon Goods. 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. Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

36mins

11 Nov 2022

Rank #4

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Episode 325: Abuser in the Hospital & Crying During Arguments

Hello, friends! This is a short and sweet episode. Just over 20 minutes. No sponsors. Just some Q&A goodness featuring the following questions: Why don't I feel sad that my abusive father is in the hospital? How do I stop crying when I have arguments? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode325 If you have not yet, please subscribe to the newsletter at http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe

22mins

4 Nov 2022

Rank #5

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Episode 324: Answering PERSONAL Questions About Me

Hello, all! This week, since it's my birthday week, I am taking it easy and having some fun with the show. As a lot of you know, I've been working on a collection of questions and prompts for dating, relationships, sexuality etc. So, today I am answering some of those questions from my own perspective. Enjoy! This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Roman Swipes and BetterHelp. Roman Swipes are convenient, over-the-counter wipes that are clinically proven to help you last longer in bed. Try Swipes today with a special offer just for listeners of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast with 20% off your first order. Visit getroman.com/DUFF or 20% off. 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.

48mins

27 Oct 2022

Rank #6

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Episode 323: Generational Trauma & Motivation to Find Work

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your patience in waiting an extra day for the show this week. Seems like everyone is having a weird week, myself included. Mercury must be in reverse cowgirl again or something. ANYWAYS! Here are the questions covered in this episode: How can I help my parents heal and set boundaries without ruining my own mental health? I am losing energy and motivation to search for jobs. What can I do? As always, you can send me questions to the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode323 This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp head over to http://betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of online therapy!

25mins

22 Oct 2022

Rank #7

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Episode 322: Stopping Self-Injurious Behavior & Trichotillomania

Hello, all! This is a really interesting episode, in my opinion. That's due to your awesome questions! Here's what I cover: When I get angry, I headbutt things, which has given me black eyes. How can I get help? What is trichotillomania and how can you work on it? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode322 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.

35mins

14 Oct 2022

Rank #8

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Episode 321: Asking My Wife to Get Help & Codependency With My Kids

Hello, friends! After being a Stuffy Duffy last week, I am back with a new Q&A episode. Here are the questions I cover: My wife is struggling with depression and asking for a divorce. How can I ask her to get help? I am distraught when my kids have trouble. How can I be there for them without being consumed by their issues? As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode321 This episode is brought to you by my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. I just reduced the price from $300 all the way down to $50 or payments of $15. Now is the time to take your life back from anxiety. With hours and hours of comprehensive video lessons, you can start your anxiety recover journey today.

31mins

7 Oct 2022

Rank #9

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Episode 320: Caregiver Pressure & Antidepressants for Concussion

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.

25mins

23 Sep 2022

Rank #10