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The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.

The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.
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The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.

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Episodes

Episode 134: Interview with Therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton

11/15/2018
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Super excited to have the awesome Kati Morton on the show with me today. I’m sure you already know who she is, but if you need a refresher, she is most well known for her Youtube channel where she answers questions and gives mental health advice. Kati is a licensed therapist and brings a down-to-earth Continue Reading The post Episode 134: Interview with Therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:39:21

Too Close to Home

11/8/2018
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Duration:00:06:30

Episode 133: Trepanation, Lobotomies, and Other Terrifying Mental Health Treatments

11/1/2018
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I did an episode last year around Halloween time about spooky social psychology experiments and what they say about humanity. I figured I’d keep the trend going and do an episode all about creepy treatments from the origin of psychological health care. Before listening any further, just know that some of these are cruel and Continue Reading The post Episode 133: Trepanation, Lobotomies, and Other Terrifying Mental Health Treatments appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 132: When to Stop Taking Meds for Anxiety

10/25/2018
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Fantastic episode for you today. We go deep into the different types of medication for anxiety, how to know when it’s time to stop taking them, and ways to cope with anxiety that you can use with or without medication. This is the third episode taking a slightly different approach with just one question per Continue Reading The post Episode 132: When to Stop Taking Meds for Anxiety appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 131: Supporting a Reluctant Partner

10/18/2018
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In this episode, I take a question from someone about how they can help their romantic partner who is great most of the time but gets suicidal or violent every so often. How can she get him to go to therapy or recognize the that there are actual issues going on? I give my perspective Continue Reading The post Episode 131: Supporting a Reluctant Partner appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:28:09

Episode 130: Complex PTSD

10/11/2018
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In this episode, I’m trying something slightly different. Rather than taking three questions, I’m taking one and using it as a jumping off point to go in-dept into topics related to the question. Sort of combining the deep-dive and Q&A formats. I’m going to try this for a few weeks and then ask for your Continue Reading The post Episode 130: Complex PTSD appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:34:34

Episode 129: All About Dementia

10/4/2018
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In this episode, I do a deep dive talking about a requested topic: dementia. It can be hard to find good information and advice about dementia online, so I hope that this episode can serve that function. This deep dive episode was prompted by a question that I got via email. I have done an Continue Reading The post Episode 129: All About Dementia appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:02:21

Episode 128: Making Friends, Avoiding Stress After Concussion, Advice for Future Therapists

9/27/2018
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Back to the Q&A this week. Before I answer the questions, I talk about a recent psychiatric hospitalization that I had to do with the hope of helping you understand that it’s not a purely black and white situation. How do you build a support system when you have depression and do not have close Continue Reading The post Episode 128: Making Friends, Avoiding Stress After Concussion, Advice for Future Therapists appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:38:16

Episode 127: Duff the Wife Back Again!

9/20/2018
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Hello! I thought it would be nice to have my wife, Joelle, back on the podcast today. She’s usually a listener favorite guest and I always love talking with her, so I hope you enjoy our conversation! We talk about all kinds of stuff including: Our life and recent move Changing psychiatric meds Parenting with Continue Reading The post Episode 127: Duff the Wife Back Again! appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:48:02

Episode 126: Anxiety Exhaustion, Explosive Anger, Mending a Relationship

9/13/2018
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Another question and answer episode full of awesome listener questions. Let’s dive in! What is the best way to deal with mental exhaustion and fatigue brought on by anxiety? i’ve worked very hard at getting my mindset in the right place but find its extra hard to be positive and to try and just accept Continue Reading The post Episode 126: Anxiety Exhaustion, Explosive Anger, Mending a Relationship appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:37:00

Episode 125: Too Broke for Therapy, Anxiety Meds Don’t Work, Pressure to Have Kids

9/7/2018
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Hello, friends! Sorry for anyone that missed last week’s episode. I messed up a little with the technical side of things. We should be all back track this week. If you don’t already, please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whatever podcast player you use, so you never miss out. Hi Dr.Duff, I clinically Continue Reading The post Episode 125: Too Broke for Therapy, Anxiety Meds Don’t Work, Pressure to Have Kids appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:34:29

Episode 124: Gender Dysphoria and Sex, Increasing Klonopin Dose, Options to Keep Living

8/30/2018
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Hello! Fantastic questions on today’s Q&A episode. I am always amazed by your honesty and vulnerability when sending these in. Long story short, I am a transgender male, I’ve been medically transitioning for the past 4 years. I have noticed over the years that though testosterone has helped my dysphoria in so many ways, I’ve Continue Reading The post Episode 124: Gender Dysphoria and Sex, Increasing Klonopin Dose, Options to Keep Living appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:35:29

Episode 122: Anxiety Procrastination, Supporting Suicidal Friends, Loving with Borderline

8/16/2018
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Another great full question and answer episode today! The course is now closed. Thank you so much for helping me have a successful launch. You guys are the best! I’ve been diagnosed with Borderline for about a year now. It’s been hell, but through Group and individual therapy I’ve had some progress. Of course Continue Reading The post Episode 122: Anxiety Procrastination, Supporting Suicidal Friends, Loving with Borderline appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:36:10

Episode 121: Death Anxiety, Regret, and the Therapeutic Relationship

8/9/2018
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We are back to the normal episodes. I have three questions answered for you in this one. Thank you for your patience with the short episodes over the past few weeks. That was a big help to me to have less work to do while I finished up the course. Speaking of which, Kick Anxiety’s Continue Reading The post Episode 121: Death Anxiety, Regret, and the Therapeutic Relationship appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:39:11

Episode 120: Addressing an Awkward Situation with Therapist

8/2/2018
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Today is another mini episode of the podcast, because BIG NEWS: Kick Anxiety’s Ass is now LIVE! I’ve been working on it for over a year, but I can’t believe the day has finally come. In this episode of the Hardcore Self Help podcast, I answer a listener question about how to address an awkward Continue Reading The post Episode 120: Addressing an Awkward Situation with Therapist appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:12:49

Episode 119: Dealing with a Toxic Mother

7/26/2018
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Hey, friends! Another short episode this week because next week is the official launch of Kick Anxiety’s Ass. Zomg wtf this is crazy. This episode featured a tough AND really important question. Enjoy! So, I have a toxic mother. I don’t live with her for 2 years, since my parents broke up (now i’m 20). Since Continue Reading The post Episode 119: Dealing with a Toxic Mother appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:11:02

Episode 118: Parenting with Borderline Personality Disorder

7/19/2018
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Hello, all! This is another mini-episode with just one question, but boy is it a good one. If you didn’t catch the last episode, I am doing a series of short episodes while I crank out the finishing touches on my online course, Kick Anxiety’s Ass. Hi, Dr. Duff, I recently found your podcasts and am Continue Reading The post Episode 118: Parenting with Borderline Personality Disorder appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:12:37

Episode 117: Too Depressed to Start Therapy

7/12/2018
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For the next few episodes, I will be just taking one question, so that I can free up some of my time to put the finishing touches on the Kick Anxiety’s Ass Course. For this week, the question is: Would online therapy be a good option for me, since I’m too depressed to do regular Continue Reading The post Episode 117: Too Depressed to Start Therapy appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:18:31

Episode 116: Communication and Support with Duff The Wife

7/5/2018
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Hello, friends! Super excited to bring my wife, Joelle, back on the podcast today. As usual, this is a super candid and honest conversation naturally flows into a variety of topics, but we broadly focused on issues related to communication and supporting one another in a relationship where one partner has significant mental health challenges. Continue Reading The post Episode 116: Communication and Support with Duff The Wife appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:51:17

Episode 115: When the World Is Too Much

6/28/2018
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This episode is a little different. It’s basically a deep-dive episode, but it’s a little more off-the-cuff than usual. Given the multitude of troubling events in the US news today, I wanted to give some thoughts and advice about dealing with the news and the state of the world. It can be exceptionally hard for Continue Reading The post Episode 115: When the World Is Too Much appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:26:07