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.
Disasters and the Body’s Response
From Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist and PWN contributor – As I am writing, I hear the helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft overhead fighting one of the many monstrous fires in California. Just a
Current Affairs: A Precautionary Note for Those with Pituitary Disorders
From Linda M. Rio, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist and PWN contributor –This is not about politics but the potential psychological, emotional, relational, and physical toll that political and social events can have, especially on those
Is Your Built-In Alarm System Sabotaging Your Body? Meet Cortisol
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
The far-reaching effects of pituitary disorders
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
What about the Children?
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
Tipping the Point
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
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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
Everyone Needs a Pat on the Back Once in a While!
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
The #MeToo Movement and Pituitary Disorders
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
What Do Patients and Their Families Really Need?
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
With tragedy all around, a few suggestions for those more sensitive to stress
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
Early Fall Musings: The need to speak-up, question, ask for another opinion, read, investigate, educate ourselves.
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