Depression Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

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 […]

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 […]

Postpartum Depression: How to Recognize the Signs – HealthiNation

Bringing home and starting a new life with a baby is often considered one of the most amazing milestones in adulthood, so feeling any sort of sadness or dissatisfaction might make you feel ashamed or guilty. But sadness after having a baby is more common than you might think, and many women feel some extent […]

“7 Ways ‘S-Town’ Showed How Devastating Mental Illness Can Be” – Health

Warning: Major spoilers ahead.  On March 28, the producers of hit podcasts “Serial” and “This American Life” released “S-Town,” a seven-part investigative series based in rural Woodstock, Alabama. In its first week, it topped 16 million downloads, a blockbuster by podcasting standards. Like “Serial,” “S-Town” opens with a tipster asking a journalist to investigate a murder. But soon, the narrative […]

“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 […]

Major Depressive Episodes in a Minute

“People who suffer from Major Depressive Episodes feel sad, melancholic, and experience depressed mood or a loss of interest in pleasure. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Major Depressive Episodes. Thanks for watching!” – Dr. Ben Michaelis

Can Pokemon GO Help Patients with Mental Illness? – Fox News

It’s the latest video game craze and people of all ages are addicted to Pokemon Go. But can this augmented reality result in more than just a high score? Dr. Manny sits down with Dr. Ben Michaelis who says his patients with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues are seeing a benefit.

“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 […]