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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 23: Psychologist vs Psychiatrist etc.

This is another deep dive episode where I focus on one topic and give you more in depth information than I typically do on the Q&A episodes. In this one, I talk all about the different terminology related to mental health treatment. I talk about the different terms for treatment itself such as therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling as well as the different people who provide services such as psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, neurologists, and more.

Fair warning- this information is pretty USA based since some of the terminology varies, but I hope it is helpful nonetheless!

Next week will indeed be another Q&A episode, so keep sending your questions into me atduffthepsych@gmail.com or http://twitter.com/duffthepsych

August 17, 2016 0

Episode 22: Heather Gray on RE-Choosing a Happy Life

On this episode, I talk with Heather Gray from ChooseToHaveItAll.com about how she has been able to overcome the very difficult speed bumps in her life by being brave and re-choosing to live a happy life. She is a super strong woman and I think that definitely comes through in the interview. We did experience a few little technical issues during the interview, but I tried my best to edit around them. Apologies if I missed anything.

Please check out Heather on twitter at http://twitter.com/HGrayLICSW and visit her website at http://www.choosetohaveitall.com/

Next week is another Q&A so make sure you are sending in your questions!

August 10, 2016 0

Episode 21: Anxiety vs Normal Teens, Dad with Body Issues, Feeling Guilty for Mental Health

Another FANTASTIC grouping of questions today. This one is a little on the longer side, but I think there is a lot of valuable content to be had here. Above all I think that these questions were very BRAVE. Keep them coming!

Don’t forget to check out the NEW AUDIOBOOK for F**k Depression at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com

Here are the questions that are covered in this episode:

  • Should I be concerned about my feelings of anxiety and depression or is this just normal for a 14 year old?
  • How can I help my husband be less hard on my daughter about her weight and diet?
  • Should I avoid going into the mental health profession due to my own issues?

Don’t forget to send your questions in to http://twitter.com/duffthepsych or duffthepsych@gmail.com

August 3, 2016 0

Episode 20: Pokemon Go and Mental Health

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This was a fun one for me. In this episode, I do a “deep dive” into Pokemon Go and mental health. I talk about why the game is so effective and addicting as well as how that can be used in a very real way to combat mental health issues. I also address one particular way that it could cause distress for some. Please continue the conversation on twitter at http://twitter.com/duffthepsych and let me know your thoughts!

July 27, 2016 0

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