A young woman called me last year to make an appointment. She told me she had recently had endoscopic neurosurgery for craniopharyngioma. She was suffering from severe anxiety and depression. She hoped to find a mental health professional who would understand the critical link between the endocrine system and her mental health symptoms.
Has COVID-19 affected you or not? What narrative will you construct as time moves forward resulting from the events of recent years? Pausing to examine what you choose to derive is up to each person, but it is essential to know that the more a person decides to choose rather than allow the choice to be made for them, the more they can move forward and beyond. Having lived through a worldwide pandemic means we have all not only survived, but we’ve endured.
From Linda M. Rio, MA, MFT – Whenever a person has a medical or mental health challenge their world becomes micro-focused. What I mean by this is that whether it be a physical pain in the
From Linda M. Rio, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist – I have written for PWN in previous articles on the impact of pituitary disease on the family and more recently on the importance of family and
Kudos to Pfizer’s new series on patient support. The first one features critical advice on emotional and mental help support! The materials provide valuable content given the importance of mental health issues to acromegaly patients.
If you missed it, no worries! Here it is. Listen to Linda Rio and Dawn Herring as they discuss emotional and mental health in pituitary disease. Don’t miss this compelling and highly personal discussion from
“Trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.”- Bessel van der Kolk, MD From the desk
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us LIVE on Friday, July 9th from 9:00 to 10:30 am, PST, (12:00 to 1:30 pm, EST) for our first LIVE virtual Pituitary World News Roundtable –
Join our LIVE roundtable discussion on mental and emotional health Friday, July 9th, 2021, 9:00 am PST. Click here for more information and registration. There is no charge! By Erin Sesemann, Ph.D., LMFT, CBIS –
From Linda M. Rio, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist – A patient who attended the recent PWN/UCSF Virtual Patient Gathering – presentation videos are available here – contacted me to ask for some guidance about finding
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, MA, MFT – Marriage and Family Therapists and PWN contributor – Hope, in such a year as unique as 2020 is a more important word than ever not only for
From the desk of J D Faccinetti, co-founder – I was first seriously exposed to mindfulness a few years ago when an expert on the subject made a remarkable presentation at an international conference in Italy.