It seemed to Linda neither the medical nor mental health professions could adequately identify and treat these disorders, and a more holistic, comprehensive approach needed to be taken.
Mental and Emotional Health
Issues, resources and information relating to mental and emotional health and the pituitary.
As one year ends and another begins, reflections on pituitary illness and mental health
From Linda M. Rio MA – As another year winds down and new numbers appear on our calendars, this can be an opportune time to look back, then forward.
Life isn’t healed after surgery
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.
Life After the Pandemic: Where do we go from here?
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.
Notes on Covid, pituitary patients and families
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
Pituitary disorders and the family during a pandemic and beyond
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
Emotional wellness with acromegaly
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.
Now available: the recording from our recent mental and emotional health roundtable
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
It’s Time to Talk About Trauma
“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
Don’t miss our first LIVE expert roundtable discussion
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 –
The Vulnerability of Severe and Chronic Illness
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 –
Advocating Big and Advocating Small…It’s all Important!
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
Looking Forward: A Time of Hope for Pituitary Patients
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