Pituitary Family Resource Center

    When a family member is diagnosed with a pituitary disorder such as Acromegaly the family system will be affected. No one lives in isolation, the people in this persons life will need to make adjustments. In order for the family to remain intact and interconnected there are some steps each member can take to ensure that their relationship stays strong and positive.

    One of the most important things a family member can do is to educate themselves about the disorder with which their loved on has been diagnosed. We all know some of the effects of paralysis, or cancer, but the pituitary creates a set of symptoms understood by very few. If a family member truly wants to help, they need to find a way to try to understand.

    To better serve patients the PNA, along with guidance and generous support from a PNA Member has developed a place for families to get information to help them understand the daily struggles that pituitary patients face. While these struggles are not evident on the outside, what these patients go through is real and can be very debilitating.

    PNA Webinar: Pituitary Disorders and The Family
    Presented by Dr. Jamie Banker, PhD

     

    Mental Health Resources

    American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    www.aamft.org

    American Psychological Association
    www.apa.org

    Health Resources and Services Administration
    www.hrsa.gov

    Other Useful Resources

    US Disability and Endocrine Disorders