Anxiety Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“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 […]

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 […]

Understanding the 4 Main Types of Anxiety Disorders – HealthiNation

Everyday anxiety or something more? Here’s how to tell. Overcome by worry? Feeling anxious on occasion is a normal part of life, like before taking a test or making an important decision. “It allows us to respond appropriately to danger and fear,” says Khadijah Watkins, MD, a psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. Anxiety […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders feel excessively anxious or worried and have difficulty controlling these feelings to the point that they interfere with their daily lives. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Generalized Anxiety Disorders. Thanks for watching!” – Dr. Ben Michaelis

“Corinne from ‘The Bachelor’ Had a Very Good Defense for Her Naps” – Glamour

Monday night on The Bachelor: Women Tell All, we learned that the real villain of this season isn’t Corinne — it’s naps. To the other girls, Corrine sleeping through a rose ceremony when she was safe from elimination was unforgivable. Corinne, meanwhile, argued that she had an anxiety attack and literally could not be in […]

Post Election Stress Disorder – Fox 5 News At 6pm

Is the current political climate stressing you out? If so, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans — 57 percent in fact — are suffering from post-election stress, according to a survey released this week by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 News to talk about the […]

“Empowering Ways to Spend Inauguration Weekend” – SHAPE

The best way to handle this serious time may be to actually lighten up a bit. If you’re unhappy with the outcome of the election, you might have a difficult weekend ahead of you. But the best way to handle it may actually be to lighten up a little. “This is a heady topic, but […]

“Can Pokémon Go Really Improve Your Mental Health?” – Health Magazine

Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing ($10;, isn’t surprised by these reports. In fact, he’s already seen Pokémon Go help one of his own clients. “I think it’s a genuinely positive development,” he says. Michaelis believes apps like this one are most likely to help people with mild to moderate cases of anxiety, depression, and […]