Monday, August 18, 2014

Professional Industries & Careers Perfect for Autistic Individuals

Individuals with autism can be effective workers and great employees. If given the chance, they can handle jobs with great skill and enthusiasm. As we've mentioned before, we are proponents of providing individuals with the necessary skill set to encourage success. By providing individualized programs, we believe that anyone can give back to their community, and furthermore, succeed in professional careers. Here are six examples of careers or industries that are especially perfect for autistic individuals.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top 5 Myths Regarding Autism Dispelled

There are many misconceptions about autism, which are often perpetuated by a culture of misunderstanding. While society has progressed in its understanding of the condition, there are still myths that surround autism. Here are the top 5 myths about autism, which need to be dispelled once and for all:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Investigating PTSD & Mental Health Treatment

While the April 2014 tragedy at Ford Hood in Texas alarmingly reopened a wound in the American conscious, it also displayed the need for mental health treatment in the U.S., and in the case of Iraq war veteran and gunman Ivan Lopez, the need for a reevaluation of individualized programs. By offering diverse and personalized programs to help individuals and their families, Capitol Care South is here to play a part in educating the public about the importance of comprehensive behavioral health by providing the best services that Alabama community mental health centers have to offer.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Need for Education of ASD in National and Localized Birmingham Mental Health Programs

In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that one in 68 U.S. children are born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This estimate, based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of 8-year-olds in 11 states, marks a 30% increase from two years ago. While these numbers are not representative of the entire country, the new data does shed light on the way that we approach ASD and localized Birmingham mental health.

More than 5,300 children were involved in this study, which analyzed characteristics of ASD including co-occuring conditions and developmental and intellectual disabilities. The increase in numbers suggests a changing perspective of ASD. According to Dr. Gary Goldstein, president and CEO of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, the study of autism now includes high-functioning children—not just those with intellectual disabilities. This suggests that autism has come to include children with more diverse social and behavioral patterns.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mental Health Issues and Treating the Symptoms

It’s not always easy for those in need of mental health services in Alabama to get a full diagnosis as quickly as they may need it, but with dedicated care and early attention, it’s possible to identify and alleviate symptoms of poor mental health even if difficult to designate the illness.

In a recent report in the February issue of Medical Care, experts researched the impact of mental health symptoms that had adverse effects on individuals in their work and social lives.  The research advocated for interventions on behalf of those who met diagnostic criteria for mental illness as well as those considered to have ‘subclinical levels of symptoms.’  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Studying 6 Connections Between Psychological Wellbeing and Physical Health

As time goes on, more and more research reveals the deep relationship between the status of a person’s mental health and their physical wellness.  Now, major research from reviews published in the most recent issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics reaffirms the link.  

Realization of personal worth, talents and capacities is one aspect of the positive engagement that is a representation of wellbeing, as is purposeful engagement and enlightened self-knowledge.  But how are individuals meant to quantify or achieve these?