mental impairment


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mental impairment

n
(Law) law (in England, according to the Mental Health Act 1983) a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and is associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct
mentally impaired adj
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One billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of physical or mental impairment with its prevalence being higher in developing countries.
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