Depression 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 […]

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; 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 […]

"How to Use Bright Lights to Bust the Winter Blues" – Health

This time of year, it’s hard not to feel the winter blues. The shorter days and limited sunlight leave many of us with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that hits during the winter months. Luckily, there are a few therapies that can successfully treat SAD—most notably cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and light therapy. CBT, which is a form of talk therapy, […]

"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 […]

"Can Your Smartphone Tell You You're Depressed?" – Well.org

Dr. Ben Michaelis, PhD, a clinical psychologist who recently released a new book entitled, Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Be Happy, believes this could be a groundbreaking study to helping diagnose depression. “Although we are certainly not at the place yet where we can use this kind of motion sensitive […]