Mental Health Archives - Page 2 of 5 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“The Vlogging Cure” – Psychology Today

With millions of viewers following their testimonies, YouTube video creators are challenging the stigma attached to mental illness. What are the benefits and pitfalls of their public confessionals? Every morning, Martina Stawski wakes up in pain, her every joint, from jaw to knuckles, screaming its complaint. There is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the chronic […]

“7 Ways ‘S-Town’ Showed How Devastating Mental Illness Can Be” – Health

Warning: Major spoilers ahead.  On March 28, the producers of hit podcasts “Serial” and “This American Life” released “S-Town,” a seven-part investigative series based in rural Woodstock, Alabama. In its first week, it topped 16 million downloads, a blockbuster by podcasting standards. Like “Serial,” “S-Town” opens with a tipster asking a journalist to investigate a murder. But soon, the narrative […]

“8 Things Science Says We Can Do To Become A Little Happier” – Medicine Times

Happiness can be fleeting under the best of circumstances. Even people who are basically happy have periods when they’re not, and for those who are prone to depression, it’s always a struggle. The core issue with depression (or one of them) is that it hijacks your urge to want to fix things, which obviously creates a […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders feel excessively anxious or worried and have difficulty controlling these feelings to the point that they interfere with their daily lives. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Generalized Anxiety Disorders. Thanks for watching!” – Dr. Ben Michaelis

Histrionic Personality Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Histrionic Personality Disorder are highly emotional and seek constant attention from others. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Histrionic Personality Disorder. Thanks for watching!” – Dr. Ben Michaelis

Seasonal Affective Disorder: 7 Signs to Look For – HealthiNation

Dreary, gray skies and frigid temps can make anyone feel a bit lethargic, but seasonal affective disorder goes beyond having the winter blues or blahs. Seasonal affective disorder is a depressive episode that is triggered by seasonal changes, typically the colder months of fall and winter. (It is less common, but possible, to have seasonal […]

Borderline Personality Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder tend to have unstable emotions, relationships, and sense of self. They can have difficulties at work or in personal relationships due to impulsivity. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Borderline Personality Disorder. Thanks for watching!”– Dr. Ben Michaelis

Antisocial Personality Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder can get into trouble with the law. They tend to lie, cheat, deceive and manipulate people. They don’t pay their debts and behave recklessly and impulsively. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Antisocial Personality Disorder.” – Dr. Ben […]

“Why every relationship could benefit from couple’s therapy” – The List

When we picture couple’s therapy, we often think of a married couple’s relationship in which one person has discovered the other is cheating, or in which one person is just no longer feeling the spark anymore. Generally, couple’s therapy has been shown to lead to significant improvements in relationship matters, but these studies are traditionally […]

Signs of a Mental Health Disorder You Might Be Ignoring – HealthiNation

It’s easy to brush off mental health issues as just a “bad day” or a “tough time.” After all, everyone experiences some degree of sadness, worry, and compulsiveness from time to time. Mixed emotions are part of being human, after all. But how do you know when certain feelings could be a sign of a […]