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Down to earth self-help

by Tnysalppp on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve found over the years that healing often comes in the form of real down-to-earth support and advice. Dr. Duff is so informative and yet so relatable in his podcasts. It’s a great listen with many relevant and helpful topics. Highly recommended!

Love it

by Ballingail on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been listening for a few months now and I thoroughly and genuinely enjoy this podcast. It really has made me more self aware mentally. I started seeing a therapist even. I love the wide range of questions answered to! I feel as if somebody is struggling mentally, this is a great podcast to give a to to.

Shared to me, & now I share to others!

by karlibra on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is incredibly helpful. I have learned so much about mindfulness, exposure therapy, and learning how to ground myself back to reality when my anxiety gets overwhelming. I share this podcast with everyone I know who expresses that they are wanting to start with therapy but too scared, so I give this to them as a stepping stone for self help (because I know they will learn from it on how to get the tools & resources to get help!) thank you so much for this podcast!

Helpful //

by qinnv, on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you.

Started off strong, but it lost its power constantly pushing a liberal agenda.

by Sporterspice on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast description should read “I want to help answer mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life question... UNLESS you are a Conservative “ . I tuned in thinking hmm this guy has some good advice. I put my earbuds in and off I went for a run to release anxiety from a really bad day. Low and behold it got worse. This guy blatantly tells his listeners he is a far left liberal in one of his podcasts then a blames the right for their problems. What kind of bigoted psychobabble did I sign up for?


by Nate92! on
Rating: ★★★★★

I started to listen to podcasts as I drive (which I drive weekly for work) I haven’t really found any podcasts that I have stuck to I have just been bouncing around from Podcasts to Podcasts. Today I found duff who so far is really easy to listen to and within one episode of listening I have found several helpful tips that I am going to start implementing into my daily life.

The Hardcore self help podcast

by RafaGeorge on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have learned so much listening to these podcasts.

Ready to be pathologized by a DSM-thumper?

by Vandee Lovelace on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I find it incredibly irresponsible of any mental health practitioner to not be up-to-date on the latest research on trauma. Trauma is pervasive and undercuts the need for many diagnoses. He frequently thumps the DSM-V as a bastion of mental health pathology, but the DSM is, well, pathologizing. Anyone with a comprehensive understanding of trauma would back off from pathology. Stop pathologizing people’s healthy adaptations to unhealthy circumstances. If you’re struggling with any kind of mental health problem, I implore you to check out Judith Herman’s “Trauma and Recovery” and Bessel Van Der Kolk’s “The Body Keeps Score.” When the world understands how pervasive trauma is, the DSM will become largely useless as we move toward holistically (ie viewing a person as multidimensional, rather than as a list of symptoms) healing trauma. This might have something to do with C-PTSD being denied entry into the DSM-V despite ample research.


by Ryannon S. on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I have been listening to these whenever I can, but I have to be in the right frame of mind. Great advice! I imagine it is helping tremendously for a lot of people out there. Your wife is lucky to have her own professional to help guide her. My struggles is finding the way to start any of the suggestions to move forward. To get the help. Where to start, how to get out and get the help. Someday maybe! Keep up the great work! You are an amazing young man to have accomplished so much.

The best!

by Mickei boy on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Excellent great support and awesome listening to the questions and answers! Thank you!

Great mental health podcast

by Dumpweedkid on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very helpful. Simple format, Duff makes difficult topics easy to digest and use for one’s own mental health. Began therapy recently myself and am looking for all the resources I can get, so this is great!

Much needed

by tiredbutnotdoneyet on
Rating: ★★★★★

My first visit to podcast and I chose this. Wow. Just exactly what I needed to hear. Fabulous direction given by an obviously intelligent and well spoken human being

The light...

by msmachado13 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is amazing because it provides such clear and concise information in a very use friendly way. I started listening when I was in denial of my mental illness and refused treatment sure to all the unfortunate stigma around getting help. Listening to Duff the psych (though not my personal therapist) felt like listening to a super knowledgeable and helpful friend who happened to be a therapist. He provides valuable information and resources that many people can benefit from. Through listening to this podcast I finally got over the stigma and got the help I need. Forever grateful. 🙏🏼 If you're not subscribed yet do yourself the favor and check it out. His detailed show notes make it easy for you to prioritize the episodes you feel you need to hear first.

Say no to pedantic obfuscation

by Dine around town on
Rating: ★★★★★

I found Duff on YouTube a bunch of years ago after a rabbit hole search for asmr videos back before I really knew what asmr was. I have since read both his books and regularly listen to his podcast. He is as real as it gets and has an amazing way of making mental heath feel accessible. I truly appreciate his honest, straight forward approach, no pedantic obfuscation here!!

Best Self Help Podcast out there

by brenkirk on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is a treasure trove of information given in a easy to understand format about all kinds of mental wellness.

This podcast is great!

by Watergirl3478 on
Rating: ★★★★★

The self-help advice on this podcast is right on point.

Great psychological information

by Paraathlete on
Rating: ★★★★★

Duff shares great information in an easy to understand way and connects to everyone with and without mental "issues". A great listen that has personally helped me many times. Looking forward to listening to his books.

Thank you !

by sadwich_ on
Rating: ★★★★★

I was searching iTunes for a good mental health podcast since I tend to listen to true crime podcasts that only fuel my paranoia and anxiety. I was SO excited to see you have a podcast. I read your anxiety book and some of your depression book (not what I needed at the time) and have recommended it to friends! I loved them so much. So I was hoping your podcast would have the same friendly and fun style as your books. This podcast was exactly what I was looking for! Not some easy listening, soft, whispering voice (I cannot stand those), but a great speaker and the exact type of conversational content I wanted. The episodes I’ve listened to have been great so far. I love that you answer peoples questions and explain a lot of terminology I didn’t understand even after looking them up. It’s helped me a lot further understanding my own mental health and the world of therapy/physiology/psychologists (and I now understand the difference).

Great advice

by KarmaLee1235678975445775467 on
Rating: ★★★★★

As a medical student I’ve really enjoyed this podcast! A lot of the advice is applicable to me and my mild anxiety issues and I’ve learned a lot about how to talk to patients about these same types of issues. I think your demeanor is so good and your patients are very lucky to have such a good approachable psychologist! It’s really nice you make this podcast because I have learned so much and it’s great for learning more about mental health and hearing other people’s stories!

The fluidity!!!

by amber - iPhone 5 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a super newbie to podcasts. I was honestly worried, that listening to this podcast would make things worse by hearing triggering things or things that I don’t want to hear, but *need* to hear. Turns out, listening to this podcast has me diving in *more* into my resources, holding myself accountable, navigating situations in my life better, being more aware of myself, etc. Baby steps, okay? Better than no steps! You’re not counseling people, per se like your disclaimer says, but rather you are being a HUGE resource filled with tons of other mini resources who is just holding a much needed conversation regarding mental health. The ebb and flow of conversation you and the guests is great! I also love the openness of your guests and yourself. I also love that you are covering a wide variety of topics, illnesses, situations, etc. First time listener who has now listened to several of your episodes now! Thank you for being a resource for people like me. 🤘

Thank you

by MRSKAT on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very informative and I really appreciate the time and effort. Calm and gentle voice.

Much Needed Mental Health Guidance

by Kat886 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am so grateful to have stumbled upon this podcast. I have been struggling with my mental health for many years, but as I've gotten older I've gotten to the point where I need to be more active in addressing it, where I have mostly been inactive and almost letting it control me. I have had a few therapists on and off, but happen to be in a place and time where I don't have a therapist and I'm going through a lot of difficult stuff. Listening to this podcast has given me ideas and strength to pull myself up, consider ideas and options I wouldn't think of on my own, and has pushed me toward therapy again. I wish Duff was in NYC because I want him to be my therapist. Thank you for being a light in an often pitch black tunnel-- I am voraciously eating up the episodes.

Thank you

by passing foodie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you for doing this podcast. I thinks it’s really generous that you put in the time to throughly answer questions to problems people send. I almost can’t believe how nice you are. I have never met or heard someone who was willing to help others with depression as much as you. I have never seen a therapist but I have been thinking of going to see one. Listening to this therapist gives me hope that seeing a therapist could significantly change my life for the better.

The only podcast I make time for

by kwest1 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Useful information for anyone suffering with any kind of mental illness!! Very informative on topics without being pushy. I️ listen to the podcast when I’m getting ready on days that I️ don’t feel like being awake. Dr duff is always very positive and makes me want to live in a positive mindset as well! Thank you

My favorite podcast

by Cipkrea on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really thought a podcast about mental health would burn me out, but Dr. Duff approaches it in such a well, approachable way that it doesn't feel intimidating or stressful. It's like listening to a good friend give advice. I often listen to it in my car in the morning and it puts me in a go-getter mood for the day. Even if most of the questions don't apply to me, they're fascinating to listen to. I would definitely recommend giving an episode a listen!

Great tool to guide you when you need help! Thank you!!!

by Abstractashley on
Rating: ★★★★★

Covers a wide range of topics but it all is very helpful and informative. Easy to understand, easy to listen to, very relatable (Unfortunately haha), but it gives you a sense of hope and direction. I don't subscribe to many, but this one stands out.

Found by chance & happy to stay!

by Fhjoifc on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I searched for a specific issue, which turned up this podcast & im so glad I listened. I found the q&a episode that discussed the specific issue to be helpful and informative & I found Dr. Duff to be relatable, knowledgeable and empathetic. I liked it to the extent that I listened in to a few more episodes that piqued my interest to the extent I decided to subscribe. Looking forward to catching up on the archives and to future topics!

Helpful, down to earth

by Saltedcheeks on
Rating: ★★★★★

I didn’t want to like this podcast as much as I do, but now I am subscribed and still finding relevant topics with helpful advice in episodes long past.


by dennishowardtx on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very helpful information on various psychology topics. Great for therapists.

Amazing podcast with genuine, insightful information

by Victoria_2909 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast provides valuable insight into various psychological issues in a straightforward, easy to understand format. The genuine, compassionate, encouraging approach Robert utilizes when providing his advice is strongly valued and appreciated. I take pleasure in his willingness to provide his advice to questions from the audience in an authentic, understanding, kind-hearted manner. His approach of making others feel more positive about themselves as well as helping them to gain a strong sense of confidence is admired and respected.There are many aspects I admire about Robert and I feel what stands out among them is his strong desire to help others. He is extremely knowledgeable in his profession and excels in delivering information and advice that is genuine, easy to understand, relatable and personal. Another aspect I truly take pleasure in about this podcast is the sense of humor Robert demonstrates. I find that to be a positive trait as that displays the remarkable, unique, down-to-earth personality that he possesses. I have acquired an immense amount of knowledge and helpful suggestions from his podcast and through the daily struggles with social anxiety, I encourage myself to attempt the suggestions he offers and find them to be extremely beneficial. The questions centered around social anxiety have helped me to better understand myself and why I experience the struggles that stem from dealing with this issue.I have read his book, F*** Anxiety and I cannot begin to express how helpful this remarkable resource has been for me. I genuinely appreciate his caring friend approach in which he talks to the reader like a friend. Through this approach, I find that it is easy to remain engaged in reading the book and his sense of humor/colorful language adds a nice touch in a positive way. Overall, Robert's podcast is truly worth listening to. I enjoy listening to new episodes each week with the deep dive episodes being a favorite. I feel a sense of empowerment and more confident in myself after listening to each new episode and I am overjoyed to have discovered a podcast that helps to improve my well-being while learning effective coping strategies to better manage my struggles with social anxiety. Words cannot begin to convey how extremely grateful I am to Robert for lauching a podcast centered around mental health that would not only garner an immense audience but also serve as a wonderful benefit to those who struggle with mental health issues. Highly recommended!

A solid 10/10

by Extermi-knitter on
Rating: ★★★★★

I stumbled upon this podcast by accident. I was searching for a podcast to listen to while I fall asleep. I fell down the rabbit hole and found myself just swiping through all of the categories. I am a sucker for all things self help and all things mental health. I was hooked from the first episode. I suffer from dysthymia and generalized anxiety disorder, and I used to be really scared to talk to a doctor about it due to the social stigma around mental health. Thankfully I sucked it up and got the help I needed. I listen to multiple episodes per day, walking to and from work, as well as while at work. Each episode reignites my confidence in myself and my mental health journey. I actually feel empowered after listening to this podcast. I love it.

Comforting and Good Advice

by ATW7 on
Rating: ★★★★★

A lovely and accessible podcast that helps a lot of folks. Advice that could apply to many people, and even if it doesn't apply to you there's still something to take away from it. Love the deep dive episodes-- how to get the most out of therapy and 10 common thinking traps, especially. Duff is soothing and comforting, but keeps it real.

Objectively informative & helpful

by Mari loves pancakes on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've been through it all in terms of mental health care: psychiatry, psychology, social work, inpatient hospitilization, partial hospitilization, CBT, DBT, group therapy, etc.Although I'm doing much better than at my worst, finding this podcast has been a huge blessing. Even when the topics don't directly intersect or relate to my own, the Dr does a great job of explaining issues and suggesting solutions thoughtfully and with care. And when the topics do relate to me, it is both amazing to know I am not alone in my struggles and helpful to learn the skills the Dr suggests.I wish I had found this podcast years ago, but am glad I found it now. Regardless of whether you're a psychiatric care veteran like me or just looking to learn some coping skills, I'd recomment this insightful, human podcast to all.

Accessible mental health info

by Rach7612 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great podcast. Thank you for what you're doing dr. Duff.

Down to Earth and Super Helpful

by MGM2017 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast should be listened to by anyone struggling with anxiety, depression or any other mental illness but hates psychobabble. This podcast touches upon so many aspects and issues that people with mental illness deal with and to have a forum where they get answered (in ENGLISH) is amazing. Dr. Robert Duff is great and though he makes the disclaimer in the beginning that he's not our therapists, I wish he was mine! So down to earth and incredibly helpful.

Love this podcast

by anjamango on
Rating: ★★★★★

I found this podcast during a very difficult time in my life. I began listening to episodes every day and it got me out and walking, pulling me out of depression a little at a time. I listened to the audiobooks and continued to improve. It encouraged me to seek therapy and I continue to use this podcast as an additional tool as I go through my therapy journey

Helpful Aid

by Kristen 4 Healing on
Rating: ★★★★★

Honest, real and helpful.

Great mistaken discovery.

by vegan.runner on
Rating: ★★★★★

I discovered the podcast very randomly and by mistake. I never ever used the podcast feature on my phone and I was about to delete the app when it came up on my feed. I listened to one about breathing and I've been faithfully listening to the podcasts ever since. Honestly these are very helpful to listen to. I hate writing reviews but this is well worth it. I love how real he is and super authentic with his views and opinions. I would suggest the podcast about breathing for anyone who suffers from panic and anxiety. Seriously.. I listen to it in the car frequently to help control my road rage. I got my sister into the podcast and we're playing catch up. This is a great thing. I'm glad I didn't just delete the app without looking at it first.

Complimentary Therapy

by Alien Space Wolf on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a psychology graduate student who has anxiety and mild depression. Because of my background, in general I know what helps and what doesn't. However, I wasn't actually doing things or activities that would help me. And it wasn't until I heard this podcast and listen to Dr. Robert Duff say, "that’s normal" and "that’s the anxiety" or "that’s the depression" that I felt more normal. That made so much sense to me and I felt like my feelings were validated. Since then, I have taken some of his advice and my symptoms have gotten better. I haven’t finished all the episodes yet, what I’ve heard has been great. I have bought both books in the Hardcore Self-Help series and I’ve started with F**k Anxiety. This podcast is totally worth it.

Good Content

by Coral She-V on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I understand podcasting is a business, but the frequency of self promotion is wearing thin, I'm used to ads but not used to the host reminding their listeners that they are an author, etc. If that doesn't bother you, it's a good podcast for information to help you understand others and to be more self aware.

Teaches in the way I am best taught

by ErikTheWreck on
Rating: ★★★★★

I like Robert, not only because he's a great person, but he excels in delivering information and advice in a way that is not only easily understood, but relatable and personal. I've never known a PhD who was so awesome to listen to. Highly recommended.

Enjoying this

by LynaPHTX on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast feels like talking to a friend who happens to be a phycologist. The way he speaks is very approachable.

Great Advice!

by Dannelle2947 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great podcast! Dr. Duff shares and offers life advice in a way that it feels like you are listening to a good friend or your older brother. Definitely recommend!

Ryan asked for a review.

by Ian Fraiser on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan asked for a review. And he was right to do so. He is asking for the order. He is not scared to talk about the rough and tough stuff. I have followed him for a few years now and it's been an exciting journey. Granted, I don't think his programs could help me in the manufacturing world, but I give him absolute credit and respect for what he's doing and all he is done.

Great podcast!

by lyrhayden on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great podcast, even if mental health is not the goal. Dr. Duff has a great way of not only explaining psychological concepts, but explaining life in general. He doesn't use giant doctor words, he just talks to you like a friend trying to help out. His books and podcasts are definitely worth checking out.

Love it

by Asian Diane S on
Rating: ★★★★★

No nonsense right to the point pod cast!! I listen everyday on my treadmill

Such amazing helpful information!

by Ashabro on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've dealt with anxiety all of my life, and this podcast is helping me cope in so many ways. He gives you so much knowledgeable information and now that I understand more about it, it really helps me calm down, yay!


by Anthony3258A on
Rating: ★★★★★

Duff is real.. Everyone has anxiety EVERYONE! and the way he approaches the subject reminds you that your ok, that your normal and that you can fight back and win! I recommend him! Listen and learn! 👊🏻😎

Genuine real deal

by Kirstieeed on
Rating: ★★★★★

Words can't express how grateful I am to Dr.Duff and finding this podcast. The explanations he gives are clear, easy to understand, and he is very kind. I appreciate the honest approach and the honest effort he gives when answering questions. He is compassionate, but realistic and is always encouraging to everyone. I found this podcast during a really rough time in my life and in addition to seeing a therapist, this podcast has helped so much. I also admire the fact that if you aren't able to purchase a copy of his book, he will give them to you anyway. I feel that he is genuinely interested in helping others and it's that honesty and compassion that are very helpful to people. Thank you Dr.Duff. Please keep doing what you do.

Informative and Insightful

by atl143 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Very good and well made.