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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kindness goes a long way, too, Michaelis says: “Just letting someone know that you care about them can have a major impact.” [Read more]
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 […]
If you know someone struggling with depression, some simple words can make a positive difference. If Padalecki was impacted by positive affirmations, could they be helpful for other people suffering from depression? Absolutely, says clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, PhD, author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. Positive affirmations […]
“FOMO is another way of expressing anxiety that who we are, what we are or the choices we have made are not enough,” says clinical psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis, author of “Your Next Big Thing.” [Read more]
In an episode of The Queen Latifah Show that airs on Oct. 30, Rene Russo reveals something about her that none of us knew: She has bipolar disorder and is treating it regularly with medications. Here’s the clip. So Queen Latifah asks Rene (and Jake Gyllenhaal)—who are out and about promoting their new movie, Nightcrawler, these days—to reveal something they’ve had to push […]
Learn about the first 4 signs that you should go to therapy, by Dr. Ben Michaelis for HuffingtonPost.com.
What is said when experiences the death of a loved one is shared, for HuffingtonPost.com.