Mental Health Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Key Facts You Need to Know – HealthiNation

OCD isn’t just liking things labeled or washing your hands often. It’s common to hear someone casually refer to themselves as “so OCD” as they show off their perfectly labeled filing cabinet. While many people enjoy a color-coded Post-It note system, even the strongest type-A personality is not necessarily enough for a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive […]

9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder You Shouldn’t Ignore

People with borderline personality disorder deal with instability in almost every area of their lives – their relationships, their identity, and their actions. They have a hard time holding back their emotions, which means glowing positivity can quickly turn to outrage. BFD can be confused with bipolar disorder, which affects mood rather than personality. [Read […]

“The 5 Types of Anxiety Disorders You Need to Know About” – Health

There’s more than one kind of anxiety. Here, experts provide an overview of panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD, and more. Kathleen Mulpeter September 20, 2017 “Anxiety” is often used as a catch-all term for worrisome thoughts. But the reality is, there’s more than one type of anxiety—and each has different symptoms. Identifying the types can be tricky, […]

What Is Bipolar Disorder? What Psychiatrists Want You to Know – HealthiNation

Treatment can be lifesaving for this complicated mental illness. Bipolar disorder is more than just, say, intense mood swings; this mental health disorder can take a dramatic toll on patients’ lives, affecting their ability to succeed at work, maintain healthy relationships, and take care of responsibilities like managing finances. It may also be more common […]

Schizotypal Personality Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Schizotypal Personality Disorder are often described as odd or eccentric and usually feel extreme discomfort with maintaining close relationships with others. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Thanks for watching!”– Dr. Ben Michaelis

Anorexia Nervosa in a Minute

“People who suffer from Anorexia restrict their food intake, have an intense fear of becoming fat, often see their body differently than others do, and can have dangerously low body weight. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Anorexia. Thank you for watching.” – Dr. Ben […]

Insomnia in a Minute

“People who suffer from Insomnia report being dissatisfied with the quality or quantity of sleep. They may experience difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and they may wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize […]