Donald Trump Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“The Presidential Physical Test” – US News

We know what President Trump thinks about kneeling during the national anthem. His umpteenth derisive tweet about the NFL came Thursday as he declared, “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” Inadvertently it raises an unrelated kidding-on-the-square question: Is Trump himself actually able to kneel, […]

“TRUMP’S CHAMPAGNE CABINET GETS ITS OWN TRAVELGATE” – Vanity Fair

They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial. The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the […]

“Divider in Chief” – Psychology Today

Love him or hate him, people are striving to manage the Trump-related rifts in their relationships. When Jenny M. mentioned to her father that she had participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January to protest Donald Trump‘s presidency, his reply was swift. “Fake news,” he proclaimed.  Jenny repeated that she was there. Was […]

Post Election Stress Disorder – Fox 5 News At 6pm

Is the current political climate stressing you out? If so, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans — 57 percent in fact — are suffering from post-election stress, according to a survey released this week by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 News to talk about the […]

The ADHD President

We are living in an era of presidential firsts: George W. Bush was the first MBA president, Barack Obama was the first Black president, and now with Donald Trump we likely have the first ADHD president. I do not make, or take, a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lightly, nor, for the record, […]

“Here’s what mental health experts think of President Trump’s behavior” – The Week

There it was again: During his first week in office, even as he unveiled policies affecting momentous issues from women’s health and war refugees to oil pipelines and immigration, President Trump seemed fixated on … less portentous topics. He tweeted his scorn for the anti-Trump women’s marches in cities around the world the day after […]

“Empowering Ways to Spend Inauguration Weekend” – SHAPE

The best way to handle this serious time may be to actually lighten up a bit. If you’re unhappy with the outcome of the election, you might have a difficult weekend ahead of you. But the best way to handle it may actually be to lighten up a little. “This is a heady topic, but […]