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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 175: LGBTQ Health Disparities with Dr. Perry Halkitis

Episode 175: LGBTQ Health Disparities with Dr. Perry Halkitis

Hello, Friends. I have an interview today with Dr. Perry Halkitis who is a public health psychologist, researcher, educator, and advocate focusing on mental health and health disparities in the LGBTQ population. Perry has several books out, most recent of which is called “Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation“. 


September 12, 2019 0

Top 5 Anxiety Mistakes

Top 5 Anxiety Mistakes

Anxiety is an exceptionally common mental health issue to struggle with. In this day and age, it is much less taboo to talk about anxiety on social media or during in-person conversations. I see people talking about tips and tricks to help manage anxiety symptoms all the time. A lot of techniques to help with anxiety are intuitive such as taking deep breaths or figuring out your problematic thinking patterns. However, as a psychologist that focuses on treating anxiety disorders, I also see a lot of mistakes. In this post, I’d like to walk you through a few common mistakes that could end up limiting your progress or even making your anxiety worse.


August 28, 2019 0

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