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“Why One Woman Pretended to Be a High-School Cheerleader” – The Atlantic

Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist, says: “Many people focus on choices they made—or chances they didn’t take—as a way of grappling with understanding their current circumstances.” For example, in 1986, a failed athlete named James Arthur Hogue, 26, posed as a 16-year-old boy and enrolled at Palo Alto High School, where he won one of […]

“Why One Woman Pretended to Be a High-School Cheerleader” – The Atlantic

At 33, Wendy Brown stole her daughter’s name, grabbed a pair of pom-poms, lived a teenage dream—then she went to jail for it. On September 2, 2008, a shy, blonde transfer student strolled into Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The petite sophomore wore a pink hoodie and carried a new school bag decorated […]

Mental Health Awareness Panel – AOL/Women’s Health Magazine

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins “Women’s Health” Editor-in-Chief Amy Keller Laird to discuss mental health with the goal of breaking taboos by putting real faces to medical diagnoses, opening up the dialogue, sparking change and ultimately stopping the stigma associated with mental illnesses.

Does Sugar Cause Mental Illness?

I’m not an extremist. I’m not someone that takes information and runs with it. Nor am I a “health nut.” I eat popcorn at the movies, steal my kids’ Snickers out of their Halloween stash (parent tax), and I know my way around a Bear Claw. This weekend, while visiting a major U.S. theme park, […]

"7 Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder" – SheKnows

How to tell the difference between an anxiety disorder and nagging thoughts It took signing up for therapy to find the answer to the question I have always wanted to know: Is that constant uncomfortable, clenched feeling in my chest normal — or is it the sign of a bigger problem? After working with a […]

"Another Side Effect of Cancer: Suicidal Thoughts" – Healthline

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, spoke with Healthline about the warning signs of suicide. “If someone you know talks about killing themselves, having no reason to live, feeling like things would be better if they weren’t there, feels trapped, or says that they feel like a burden […]

"What Finger Length May Say About Your Mental Health" – Yahoo! Health

Look down at your hands, you’d be surprised what you can learn about your brain.       If your eyes are the windows to your soul, can your hands offer a peek into your mind? Possibly so, according to a recent study. Scientists in Turkey found that the length of a man’s finger — particularly […]