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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, who has openly struggled with depression, was overwhelmed at Comic-Con on Sunday when fans paid tribute to his mental health battle. More than 7,000 fans lit candles or raised their phone screens in the audience during the question and answer portion of Padalecki’s panel. As they raised their “candles” they shouted, […]
Fans of Jared Padalecki were concerned when the Supernatural star sent out cryptic tweets late last week, canceling scheduled appearances. He followed that up with another message: Padalecki’s #AlwaysKeepFighting hashtag is a reference to a shirt he designed to benefit the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), which supports people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The […]
Heartbreak hurts. Rejection can make us lash out. But when you’re ready, it can all be an opportunity for personal transformation “I have seen that people who are higher in resilience tend to naturally make more adaptive interpretations to rejection,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and speaker based in New York City, told Medical Daily in an […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis shares what the Robin Williams tragedy means for you from his article on HuffingtonPost.com.
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.
Why do we want to escape the present? It involved a four-letter word: pain.