mental retardation

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mental retardation

n. Often Offensive
Intellectual disability.

mental retardation

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the condition of having a low intelligence quotient (below 70)

men′tal retarda′tion


n.
a developmental disorder characterized in varying degrees by a subnormal ability to learn, a substantially low IQ, and impaired social adjustment.
[1900–15]

mental retardation

Below-average intellectual ability resulting from genetic defect, brain injury, or disease, and usually present from birth or early infancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
mental defectiveness, abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
mental deficiency, moronity - mild mental retardation
amentia, idiocy - extreme mental retardation
imbecility - retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
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King led a study that set out to examine the relationship between reason for referral and subsequent DSM-III-R diagnosis in institutionalized individuals with severe to profound mental retardation (Am J Psychiatry.
4) Amongst the subtypes of mental retardation, mild mental retardation is the most common, affecting about 85%; moderate mental retardation 10%; severe mental retardation about 3-4% and profound mental retardation about 1-2%.
Vijay is a forty-eight-year-old man with profound mental retardation and cerebral palsy.
Class IQ Profound mental retardation < 20 Severe mental retardation 20-34 Moderate mental retardation 35-49 Mild mental retardation 50-69 Borderline intellectual 70-80 functioning
The borderline intellectual functioning quotient of intelligence is from 67 to 83, mild mental retardation has IQ from 50-66, IQ of the moderate mental retardation is 33-49, IQ for the severe mental retardation is 16-32 and IQ for the profound mental retardation is below 16.
Estelle, who is unable to communicate his needs, was diagnosed with profound mental retardation, autism and schizophrenia and needs medication, Patten said.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among adults with severe and profound mental retardation.
The long-term effects include profound mental retardation, spastic quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, and the need for tube feeding.
Communication profiles of two types of gesture using nonverbal persons with severe to profound mental retardation.
This can cause subsequent profound mental retardation.
Measuring and increasing the happiness of people with profound mental retardation and physical handicaps.