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Hoarding Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Hoarding Disorder have a hard time discarding or parting with possessions because of an irrational belief that they need to save them. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Hoarding Disorder. Thanks for watching!”– Dr. Ben Michaelis

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in a Minute

“Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome that may interfere with work, social activities and relationships. People who suffer from PMDD experience rapid changes in mood, are highly irritable and are generally dissatisfied with life. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize this […]

“The Presidential Physical Test” – US News

We know what President Trump thinks about kneeling during the national anthem. His umpteenth derisive tweet about the NFL came Thursday as he declared, “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” Inadvertently it raises an unrelated kidding-on-the-square question: Is Trump himself actually able to kneel, […]

“These Psychology-Backed Workouts Are the Best Way to Ease Anxiety” – Cheat Sheet

Physical and mental health verifiably complement one another, so it should come as no surprise that the key to easing mental anxiety is both restorative and invigorating exercise. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder and affects 18% of adults in the U.S. Psychiatrists recommend various exercises to lessen your anxiety. If you find that you’re still suffering from […]

Yankee Fever – Fox 5 News

Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox 5 News to talk about Yankee Fever and how it brings New Yorkers together in these difficult times of natural disasters and mass terror.


They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial. The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the […]

Do You Have ‘Career Compulsive Disorder’? How to Unplug – TODAY Show

According to a Harvard Business Review survey, half of professionals put in a 65-hour work week and check work emails on weekends. Sascha de Gersdorff of Women’s Health magazine and clinical psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis share strategies for balancing work and home life.

“The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders You Need to Know About” – Health

There’s more than one kind of anxiety. Here, experts provide an overview of panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD, and more. Kathleen Mulpeter September 20, 2017 “Anxiety” is often used as a catch-all term for worrisome thoughts. But the reality is, there’s more than one type of anxiety—and each has different symptoms. Identifying the types can be tricky, […]