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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 193: 500 Days of Meditation with Cheryl B Engelhardt

Episode 193: 500 Days of Meditation with Cheryl B Engelhardt

Hello, friends! This episode is an interview with the super interesting Cheryl B. Engelhardt. A government scuba diver, pop artist, music composer (and a whole lot more!) Cheryl has now surpassed 500 days of straight meditation. We talk about her background and life, her history of debilitating panic attacks and how she addressed these, as well as lots of other great things including the link between music and meditation, and how this influenced her new album, Luminary!

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January 30, 2020 0

Episode 191: Dr. Mandel on Ketamine Nasal Spray vs Infusions for Depression

Episode 191: Dr. Mandel on Ketamine Nasal Spray vs Infusions for Depression

Super excited to present this episode to you. I had Dr. Steven Mandel on episode 137 of the podcast to talk about the amazing and life-saving treatment of Ketamine infusions, which have been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, and trauma that doesn’t respond well to other treatments. In this episode, we talk more about the difference between these IV infusions of Ketamine and a new player in the game, Ketamine nasal spray. Recently, an Esketamine nasal spray called Spravato was approved by the FDA for use in individuals with treatment-resistant depression. We explore what this means for your treatment and for your wallet.

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January 16, 2020 0

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