FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45*
View Details

MAYO CLINIC PRESS TOPICS

Your go-to Source

Health information you can trust: It’s what we do.

Topics
Filter By
    Article |

    Understanding the issues surrounding depression in men

    Many factors in our society have trained men to hide their emotions and try to tough out any feelings of sadness. Unfortunately, that approach couldn’t be more unhealthy when it comes to male depression. It’s a serious medical condition and it’s important to learn the signs—and what actions to…
    Article |

    Building self-esteem is an important part of self-care

    When you have low self-esteem, it can have negative effects on virtually every aspect of life, including your relationships, job and health. Boosting your self-esteem takes work and probably won’t happen overnight, but mental health counseling can often have a very positive impact on how you feel about yourself.
    Article |

    Managing your mental health: when is it time to get help?

    Have you ever felt nervous about giving a speech in public or anxious about meeting a new group of people? It’s easy to wonder whether these symptoms are signs of a more serious mental health disorder, or a run-of-the-mill case of the nerves. The truth is, the differences can be…
    Article |

    Understanding how depression effects teens and adults differently

    Marcie L. Billings, M.D.
    Whether you’re 13, or 30, anyone can be affected by clinical depression. However, depending on your age, the symptoms aren’t the same for everyone. “It’s a very real diagnosis, and it’s different in adults and kids,” says Dr. Marcie Billings, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician. A typical adult symptom may…
    Video |

    Video: What to do with 5 free minutes

    1:36
    What can you really get done in five free minutes? Turns out, it’s a lot, say Mayo Clinic experts, even when it’s taking a moment to do nothing at all.
    Article |

    Tips for helping children deal with stress

    The last few years caused families everywhere to learn to live with new kinds of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic created an unpredictable roller coaster of emotions most of us have never experienced, which makes now an important moment to pay attention to how our kids are dealing with stress. Spotting…
    Article |

    Building habits for healthy stress management

    Humans are hard-wired to react to stress in ways originally meant to protect us against threats like predators or other dangerous situations. Thankfully, these days most of us don’t have to worry about dangerous animals. However, the world is still full of stressful situations that impact our bodies and…
    Article |

    Understanding bipolar disorder

    Marin Veldic, M.D.
    Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. The main difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 is in the nature of the highs, called manic episodes. In both bipolar 1 and bipolar 2, manic episodes may include increased activity, energy…
    Article |

    Understanding self-injury in teens

    While parents may suspect signs of self-injury: wearing long sleeves when it’s hot out; frequent reports of accidental injury; being sensitive, moody or getting angry very quickly; many struggle to understand it. Self-injury typically is not meant as a suicide attempt. Instead, the act of deliberately harming one’s own body…
    Article |

    Getting to the root cause of sleepless nights

    Jarrett W. Richardson, M.D.
    Many things can keep us up at night or interrupt our sleep — from something as simple as drinking caffeine too late in the day to worries or stress about a loved one. While a restless night here or there is normal, getting a good night’s sleep has many impacts…
    Article |

    Treating the emotional side of cancer

    Sharon Dexheimer, L.I.C.S.W.
    While cancer is a physical condition with unique physical health needs, cancer also brings with it very real emotional and mental health needs. From dealing with the stress of a diagnosis to focusing on self-care during treatment or accessing financial resources — cancer treatment can feel overwhelming. Clinical social workers…
    Article |

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    William B. Leasure, M.D.
    Is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) considered depression? If so, should I be treated for it year-round even though it comes and goes? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that primarily affects people during the fall and winter months when there is less daylight, particularly in locations…

Topics

Topics