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Just a quick note to let you know, everything on this site is for informational use only, and is not intended as professional help. If you are having a mental health crisis, please call 911 or take a look at some mental health emergency resources here.
About Dr. Duff
My name is Dr. Robert Duff. I’m a psychologist from Southern California and I think that the field of mental health has a big problem. It is scary and intimidating. Why? When you are already struggling with emotional difficulties, the last thing that you need is some huge psychobabble manual thrown at you. My specialty is taking complex psychological issues and breaking them down into plain language.
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety is for those of us that find the prospect of reading a traditional self help book to be way too boring. How are you supposed to make positive change in your life if the book itself feels like a chore? This book is definitely not a chore.
In Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety, I talk to you like a friend. There is a lot of swearing and humor along with loads of helpful and actionable information. You learn about anxiety and how to find the weapons within yourself to slay it for good.
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression is the follow up to the best-selling F**K Anxiety. In this book I take the information, tips, and insights that I have gained as a psychologist and translate them into language that doesn’t suck. This is the self-help book for people that don’t usually like self-help books.
In Hardcore Self Help: F**K Depression, I tell you why your brain is such a troll. I explain why you have literally no energy or motivation. Best of all, I tell you how to take realistic steps toward solving these and many other issues caused by depression.
The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS.
Episode 117: Too Depressed to Start Therapy
July 12, 2018
Episode 116: Communication and Support with Duff The Wife
July 5, 2018
Episode 115: When the World Is Too Much
June 28, 2018
Episode 114: School Anxiety, Disclosing Mental Illness to Partner, Ending Therapy
June 21, 2018
Episode 113: Polyamory, Family Issues Due to Bipolar, Living with a Disability
June 14, 2018
Popular Blog Posts
Here are a few of my most popular blog posts on Duff the Psych. You can see my whole blog here.
This GIF Can Stop Your Anxiety Part 2
July 9, 2016
How To Explain Depression | A Letter
January 10, 2016
How To Explain Anxiety | A Letter
July 5, 2015
This GIF Can Stop Your Anxiety
February 5, 2015
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The Cost of Complication
In January of 2017, I did a TEDx talk on my personal experience with mental illness, and how a near tragedy in my family led me to write my books and build the Duff the Psych brand. If you want to know more about my personal life and how it has affected what I do professionally, check it out on YouTube.