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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Episode 134: Interview with Therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton

Episode 134: Interview with Therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton

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 approach to the content that she puts out.

In this interview, I learn a little more about Kati the person. We also talk about how her work as an influencer has affected her professional life. We discuss her new book, “Are You Okay?“, and how you know that it’s time to get some professional help.

I really hope you enjoy this broad conversation. Be sure to show Kati some love on Youtube and pre-order her book, which will be released in December!

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November 15, 2018 0

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

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

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 gross. We’ve come a long way since the different treatments that I will talk about, but they are important in that they are the predecessors to the treatments that we have now. In some cases they were mean and cruel. In others they were well intentioned, but limited by the lack of knowledge that we have today. Either way, if you are sensitive to topics like this, feel free to skip this one.

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November 1, 2018 0

Episode 132: When to Stop Taking Meds for Anxiety

Episode 132: When to Stop Taking Meds for Anxiety

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 episode, with the intention of diving deeper into topics. Now it’s time to give me some feedback. Please use the following link to fill out my short survey: https://goo.gl/forms/Gjel9vdQZuqxh6Wn2

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October 25, 2018 3

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