Mental Health Hospital Commemorates the World Day of Autism Awareness

In schools the importance of washing hands, eating healthy and brushing your teeth after eating is taught from a young age, if you do not want to have problems with your dentist or if you have crooked teeth you have to go with an expert dentist like Dental 6th & E, but rarely talk about the mental illnesses that are so common today, that is why in order to take actions to sensitize and raise awareness to more people about autism, the General Assembly of the United Nations, set this day as the World Day of Awareness about Autism.

This was reported by the Psychologist in charge of Mental Health Hospital of Tijuana A.C, who gave a lecture on this topic. The expert on the subject indicated that people with this disorder have a neurodevelopmental condition and brain function, so they have difficulties to communicate and interact with others, however she stressed that more than being a disease, it is a way different from interpreting the words, colors, shapes and sounds of the world around them.

They mention that in the Hospital of Mental Health of Tijuana A.C., they work in a multidisciplinary way to establish a diagnosis with a team of professionals that include a Neuropediatrician, a Paidopsychiatrist and a Psychologist. Subsequently, follow-up is carried out according to the case in each specialty, so that with a personalized and specialized therapeutic treatment it is possible to increase the quality of life of both the children and their families.

The first warning signs usually appear from 12 to 18 months of age and are related to how communication skills and social interaction develop, such as smiling, fixing the view when interacting with another human being, language spoken, among others, hence the importance that parents are attentive to any symptom outside the ordinary. It is important that as a society we stand in solidarity with this type of people because we put barriers because of ignorance and this hinders their development and therefore they do not have equal opportunities in their education, their professional life and in the environment that surrounds them. In 2017, around 100 cases of autism were treated, with male sex prevailing.