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Anorexia Nervosa in a Minute

“People who suffer from Anorexia restrict their food intake, have an intense fear of becoming fat, often see their body differently than others do, and can have dangerously low body weight. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Anorexia. Thank you for watching.” – Dr. Ben […]

“Small ways you can be a better friend” – The List

Over the course of your life, many different friendships will begin and end. They’ll ebb and flow as you grow and your life changes, through big moves, breakups, new jobs, engagements and weddings, or the journey towards starting a family, if that’s what you choose. There are all different kinds of friends — old friends […]

Insomnia in a Minute

“People who suffer from Insomnia report being dissatisfied with the quality or quantity of sleep. They may experience difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and they may wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize […]

“How Guessing Works” – How Stuff Works

Life is sort of like one big guessing game. All day long, we venture guesses about everything from the mundane, like calling heads or tails on a coin toss, to guessing someone’s height to more nuanced speculations, such as a person’s true intentions. Much as we hate to admit it, humans don’t actually know everything, […]

Bipolar II Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Bipolar II disorder experience at least one identifiable Hypomanic Episode as well as a Major Depressive Episode. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Bipolar II. Thank you for watching.” – Dr. Ben Michaelis

“Divider in Chief” – Psychology Today

Love him or hate him, people are striving to manage the Trump-related rifts in their relationships. When Jenny M. mentioned to her father that she had participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January to protest Donald Trump‘s presidency, his reply was swift. “Fake news,” he proclaimed.  Jenny repeated that she was there. Was […]

Bipolar I Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Bipolar I Disorder experience at least one identifiable Manic Episode. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Bipolar I. Thanks for watching.” – Dr. Ben Michaelis                

“The Vlogging Cure” – Psychology Today

With millions of viewers following their testimonies, YouTube video creators are challenging the stigma attached to mental illness. What are the benefits and pitfalls of their public confessionals? Every morning, Martina Stawski wakes up in pain, her every joint, from jaw to knuckles, screaming its complaint. There is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the chronic […]