Anxiety Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“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; amazon.com), 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 […]

“These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression” – Health

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health. “We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false,” says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get […]

“These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression” – Health

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health. “We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false,” says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get […]

"5 Ways Your Chronic Anxiety Can Work in Your Favor" – SheKnows

  I thought I had to cure my anxiety, but I was wrong If you have a problem with anxiety, you know it. And if you’re looking for answers, there are only a few options available to you: Go to therapy or get on medication. Growing up in a severely dysfunctional home, I can’t remember […]

"7 Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder" – SheKnows

How to tell the difference between an anxiety disorder and nagging thoughts It took signing up for therapy to find the answer to the question I have always wanted to know: Is that constant uncomfortable, clenched feeling in my chest normal — or is it the sign of a bigger problem? After working with a […]

"Caitlyn Jenner's New Face: The Physical — and Emotional — Effects of Facial Feminizing Surgery" – Yahoo! Health

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing that, overnight, your face has transformed. Caitlyn Jenner went through this experience after having facial feminization surgery (FFS), a series of procedures that alter the face to increase its femininity. In an upcoming Vanity Fair interview, she reports suffering a panic attack the day after, and recalls thinking, “What did I just […]