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Summary

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 who don't usually like self-help books.

In Hardcore Self Help: F**K Depression, I talk to you like a friend. That means I speak directly to you, without psychobabble. Instead I tell you why your brain is such a troll. I explain why you have literally no energy or motivation. I tell you why people are so terrible at offering help. Best of all, I tell you how to take realistic steps toward solving these and many other issues caused by depression.

©2016 Robert Duff (P)2016 Robert Duff

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You'll benefit from this

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is such a good listen. You'll take so much away from it, yes it didn't fix me straight away but I had lots of armour to help me with my battle.

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Slaying the Dragon

If you or a significant other suffers from depression you should find this book useful - I did :)

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Straight to the point

Robert tells it as it is and suggests some very obvious coping mechanisms that might be so obvious if you are in the thick of it. I thought the last 1/4 was weaker but that’s only because I didn’t need to hear that bit. Overall though a thoroughly recommended book if either you or someone you know is suffering from this crippling condition. Robert - you definitely helped.

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Great book and great help

ive been diagnosed with PTSD and depression and thanks to Robert am now armed with the weapons to fight these afflictions. Cheers Robert for your no bulls*$t approach to dealing with depression.

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Strong. Obligatory .Superb (SOS)

SOS - its a good source to identufy, to know and what to do with deppression. Hats of to author to show the things, how they are, without "Hollywood". 5🌟

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Drags u deeper

SOS this book does not help way to much pointless talk about pointless things. I sunk after listening to this book. Spare yourself the listen

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Awesome

Great book. To the point. Relatable. Not full of medical explanations that no one understands or gives a shit about when they are upset. It’s down to earth and personal.

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massively helpful

helpful for people who do not normally like this sort of stuff, also helpful for the parents with children/young adults with depression

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A Great Starr

I downloaded the audiobook version which was definitely a good call. I found myself listening before bed which, funnily enough, is when my depression feels the worst. Duff talks to you in a straightforward manner, almost like a friend. Naturally, as a Brit, I found some phrasings a little cheesy and OTT friendly but this wasn't a big deal. This book goes a long way in helping you feeling 'normal' in the sense that you'll be able to nod your head at stuff that he says and relate. There are a few exercise, and even if you don't follow them to the letter they are still useful. The main takeaway is to fight your depression head on and this book provides some understanding and means to do just that.

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A Good help, simply explained and well produced, have also listened to Anxiety Version & would Recommend both highly

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  • JAF
  • 15-08-17

beginner level help

I've been struggling more than half my life with depression and anxiety (at least 18 years) and feel my experience is past this book. Would be an excellent source for someone beginning their discovery into self help for depression.

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  • 23-01-17

Good resource for the emotional toolbox

a nice refreshing way to look at working with depression. I appreciated the down-to-earth approach to a daunting problem

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  • Dara
  • 02-01-17

eh

the narration was forced. you can tell he was reading. the jokes were not good. the overall learning was sort of helpful but by the end I just wanted the book to finish.

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  • jessica
  • 03-05-17

extremely helpful!

I found this book to be extremely helpful! it was more insightful than most therapy sessions that I've gone to. Plus, it was like having 10 therapy sessions for less than the price of one! if you are struggling with depression on any level and trying to make positive changes, I highly recommend reading this!

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  • Leif Hogden
  • 30-11-16

good info pertaining to depression.

this book is not an adults book as much as it is a teens book.

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  • Sherry1572
  • 13-08-17

The BEST book on depression EVER

This book has helped me so very much. Where 26 years of meds / therapists/ and psychiatrists have failed at helping , this succeeded. I can't believe how simple he makes everything. I just finished in 2 days. And I already started implementing the changes he mentioned. Awesome!!

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  • Jamie
  • 22-07-17

casual and informative

I loved this book. I finished it over 3 days only. The narrator speaks casually with you and breaks things down into understandable language. The book contains information about depression, ways you can seek help, and ways you can get started to better yourself. I really really like his reading style. It's not too boring to listen to and is actually captivating. Thanks Dr Duff!

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  • Jojo
  • 15-07-17

Self-help for self-help haters.

I've been suffering with depression for 11 years. This is the first self help book I made it through and liked. I liked how real he was, and I'm now listening to his podcast online. This has made me think a lot.

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  • Joe M. Payne
  • 20-06-17

Extremely Helpful and Very Entertaining!

This book is terrific! The material is extremely helpful. The author is extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. I benefited a lot from the very helpful information in the book, plus listening to the author perform his book as I drove back and forth from work lifted my spirits a lot. And since I was very depressed that was a huge bonus. If you suffer from depression, please read and/or listen to the book. And try to have an open mind about his colorful language. It contributes to the communication of his message. And is very funny!

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  • Dustin
  • 12-08-16

He does a really great job.

What did you love best about Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression?

This book is very straightforward. It has no annoying euphemisms. It's a book about depression that actually communicates it's ideas in a form palatable to cynical minds. Very well read by the author, it doesn't even sound like a reading most of the time. The information is honest, useful and even motivating. The author spends a deal of time trying to connect with the listener, and it goes a little ways toward breaking down some walls you may have about these kinds of books. I generally find self help books unbearably disingenuous or unrealistically optimistic. I didn't get any of that from this. If you are dealing with depression this is worth a listen.

What about Robert Duff’s performance did you like?

Guy knocked it out of the park. Could have been in the room with me giving some honest advice.

Any additional comments?

The 'Hardcore' title is a bit extreme, at first glance of the title you may get the idea that the book is attempting to be edgy, but that's not really the case at all. I would only consider it hardcore in comparison to other, more 'flowery' self help books. There is some language the incredibly innocent might find offensive, but really nothing bad to most people, probably.

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