Depression Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"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 […]

One Big Thing You Can Do to Help a Loved One with Depression

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 […]

Unrequited Love Can Serve You Well If You Let It; The Benefits Of Rejection

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 […]