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The Influence of Gender & Personality on Mental Health

by CapCareAdmin on February 26, 2015

Recent research proves that gender and personality influence individuals’ ability to cope with mental and physical illness. According to the research results, “Women are more impacted by illness than men, unless more than one symptom is present. Then men are more impacted than women. And perhaps more importantly, personality affects how women handle becoming sick, while men of all types react the same.” [click to continue…]

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Teenage Risk Taking & Mental Development

February 18, 2015 Behavioral Health

Exciting news in neurological studies finds that teenage exploration and risk taking derives from a different source than scientists originally inferred. This new information can potentially help us prevent future mental illnesses in adolescence. As a leading provider of mental health care in New Jersey, Capitol Care is here to take you through a journey […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Speaking Openly About Mental Health

July 31, 2014 Developmental Disabilities

Talking about mental health is no different than talking about your gym routine, or what products you use in your hair. Then why is it that when the topic of mental health comes up in a conversation the room seems to get quiet?

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Study Links Children Switching Schools with Mental Health Problems

March 6, 2014 Behavioral Health

Live Science recently reported on a study that found children who frequently switch schools are more likely to experience symptoms linked with psychosis in adolescence. According to the study, these children are more likely to “hear voices” and “have delusions.” The study found that “children who switched schools more than three times were 60 percent […]

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Put on the Puzzle Ribbon and support Autism Awareness Month

April 26, 2012 Developmental Disabilities

What is Autism Awareness Month? How does a puzzle ribbon figure into celebrating this event? Autism Awareness Month is celebrated every April, allowing families impacted by autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to say they are affected by autism. The Autism Society, along with DDD NJ is working to increase the public’s awareness of this […]

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Why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monitors Developmental Disorders

April 26, 2012 Developmental Disabilities

State Funded Organizations to Help Individuals with Developmental Disabilities A developmental disability is characterized as a chronic mental and/or physical disability diagnosed prior to 22 years of age, and impact activities like learning, mobility, language, independent living and self help. Good news is that such individuals can also live healthy, happy lives. The CDC (Center […]

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Developmental Disabilities Services in NJ and AL – What Is Available

January 26, 2012 Behavioral Health

Coping with developmental disabilities can be very difficult. Having to send a loved one to receive extra attention is something which needs to be weighed with a great amount of thought and rigor. When you’re faced with this prospect, you should choose a trusted name that is going to let your loved one move at […]

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What Exactly Are Developmental Disabilities? DDD NJ Tips

December 7, 2011 Autism

Developmental disabilities are chronic birth impairments that manifest among people at any stage before the age of 22. They may be physical or mental issues that will weigh down a child’s intellectual ability, social interactions and behavioral skills. There are varying degrees of developmental disorders, ranging from mild to severe conditions. Many of the symptoms […]

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Autistic Kids Grow Up – Then What Happens?

December 7, 2011 Autism

PEOPLE WITH AUTISM REQUIRE CONTINUING CARE One of the most difficult decisions of a family with a child with autism is how to adapt as they grow older.  An individual with autism must deal with the same language issues, repetitive behaviors and difficulty dealing with social interaction they faced when growing up. Some people with […]

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