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.
From Carmina McGee, MS, RDN, LE In continuing my series on hormones, we are going to tackle the hormone Cortisol in this article. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released by the adrenal glands. The
A wonderful article from PWN contributor Linda M. Rio on the far-reaching effects of pituitary disorders was recently published by the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Read the article here. Read more articles on the connection between pituitary disease
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist and PWN contributor. I recently met with someone diagnosed with a pituitary tumor who inspired me to write about this topic. I realize
From Linda M. Rio, Marriage and Family Therapist – So, what is the tipping point where the word “pituitary” will no longer have to be spelled-out and described in its most basic form? I just
From Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist – Each year the month of May is dedicated to educating and raising awareness about Mental Health with the designation of Mental Health Awareness Month. And
From the desk of Linda M. Rio, M.A. – Marriage & Family Therapist – Last week I was feeling particularly “down”. You know, just one of those times. I had previously been asked to speak
From Linda M. Rio, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist – This past weekend I participated, along with thousands of women and men in the Women’s March. I had the distinct honor to be accompanied by not
From Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist and PWN contributor “I’ve come to the conclusion that the way we engage with social media is like fire. You can use it to keep yourself
From Linda M. Rio, Marriage & Family Therapist: Hurricanes of biblical proportion, a mass shooting to defy all imagination, not to mention fires out West and the innumerable daily, “normal” deaths and destruction all amount
From Linda M. Rio, Marriage & Family Therapist and PWN contributor – My husband and I just returned from driving over 3,000 miles to and from Arkansas. We live in Southern California. As a passenger
One of the main reasons for my interest in pituitary disorders actually came from what was new information to me at the time about the impact of emotional trauma, particularly during early childhood years, and the higher than normal incidence of pituitary tumors many years later.