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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 137: All About Ketamine Treatments with Dr. Steven Mandel

Episode 137: All About Ketamine Treatments with Dr. Steven Mandel

Friends. If there is one interview of mine that you listen to, let it be this one. In this interview, I talk to Dr. Steven Mandel, the founder of the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. Ketamine is one of the most effective mental health treatments that very few people seem to talk about. To me this is a shame. It’s amazingly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, PTSD, and bipolar.

In the interview, we talk about why Ketamine works, what an actual session looks like, and how it is a very low-risk procedure. We also address some common misconceptions and even get into the nitty gritty of cost/feasibility.

Please share this episode with your friends, families, and networks.

This is the first of a two-part series. Next week, I will be sharing an interview with an individual who describes their personal experience and amazing benefit from Ketamine treatments for depression.

I should note that I have no personal stake in the Ketamine Clinics. I simply believe that it’s a treatment that should gain more exposure.


December 6, 2018 0

Episode 135: How to Survive the Holidays

Episode 135: How to Survive the Holidays

This is something that I haven’t done before. I’m re-posting an episode from exactly one year ago. It’s currently holiday season over in the Duff household and I’m trying to be present and relaxed. Therefore, I didn’t want to record something new for this week. So I’m sharing with you episode 85, which is all about surviving the holidays, which can definitely be a challenge, especially when you have any mental health issues.


November 21, 2018 0

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!


November 15, 2018 0

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