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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
 
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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…
 
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 duffthe…
 
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…
 
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/episode3…
 
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@gmai…
 
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 a…
 
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…
 
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 duffth…
 
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? A…
 
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 questio…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 him…
 
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 childh…
 
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 yo…
 
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 no…
 
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/ep…
 
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…
 
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.c…
 
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…
 
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 feelin…
 
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 th…
 
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 …
 
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 s…
 
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 question…
 
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