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Family Separation – Fox 5 News at 6

Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox 5 news to talk about family separation and how the emotional trauma of being separated from the parents and being surrounded by strangers can have a lifelong impact on the children.

Mentally Fit For the Office? – Spectrum News NY1

Clinical psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Errol Louis to talk about calls for President Trump to undergo an in-depth cognitive exam. He says the President is not mentally fit for office. Watch it here: Spectrum News NY1 

“Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?” – The Atlantic

President Donald Trump’s decision to brag in a tweet about the size of his “nuclear button” compared with North Korea’s was widely condemned as bellicose and reckless. The comments are also part of a larger pattern of odd and often alarming behavior for a person in the nation’s highest office.Trump’s grandiosity and impulsivity has made him a constant […]


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 […]

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in a Minute

“People who suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder can have problems in their relationships, work, school, and financial affairs. They can also harm those close to them. In today’s One Minute Diagnosis video, I will talk about the clues clinicians use to recognize Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Thanks for watching!” – Dr. Ben Michaelis This is 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, […]