Donald Trump Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“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 […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Trump

Managing Post Election Stress Disorder This morning when I was on the train I saw a worried look in the eyes a white woman.  I could see the pain in her eyes and just for a split second, I felt her fear. Then I glanced down. I saw her holding the hands of her children, a girl and […]