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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A score of around 70-75 indicates a limitation in intellectual functioning that may include children of Down's syndrome, autism, mental retardation etc.1 ID, a stigmatising condition of mental origin, not only affects the sufferer but has major implications on the family, society and country as a whole.2 Global prevalence of ID is 1.04%3 and is predicted to increase by 15% till 2020.4 In Pakistan, estimated ID prevalence is 17% with an 8% contribution of mental retardation.5 Severe mental retardation is quoted to be 1.9%, mild 6.5%, and is affected by various socioeconomic statuses and geographical distributions.6
the client has a mental health diagnosis of (f72) severe mental retardation, (f84.0) childhood autism, suspected (f31.6) bipolar affective disorder current episo
The syndrome is characterized by craniosynostosis, severe mental retardation, absence of corpus callosum, dysmorphic facial features, camptodactyly, and hypogonadism.
Mild mental retardation and severe mental retardation compared: experiences in eight less developed countries.
The patient, who was being followed-up with KS, was diagnosed as having "autistic disorder" and "severe mental retardation." A special education report was issued to ensure special education support.
*Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) - severe mental retardation
Professor Todoran (2012), approaches the training of some psychomotor behaviors in children with moderate and severe mental retardation through eurhythmy.
Various prevalence rates for psychopathology in ID have been reported, for example 50% in sample of children with severe mental retardation in classical Isle of Wight study.1 Other studies reported prevalence in various samples ranging from 31% to 47%.2-6 All these studies highlighted that children with ID are at significantly higher risk for psychopathology as compared with their non-ID peers.
Victims from rural areas and victims with severe mental retardation were significantly more often found to be unable to testify in court.
The prevalence of severe mental retardation in children between 3 years and 9 years of age has been estimated at 0.5%.
INTRODUCTION: In 1979 Schinzel [1] described a condition characterized by postaxial polydactyly, hallux duplication, absence of the corpus callosum, macrocephaly, and severe mental retardation, which was subsequently designated 'acrocallosal syndrome' (ACS).
Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) study which was performed using LSI TUPLE1 (HIRA) probe and LSI ARSA control probe revelaed 22q11.2 microdeletion in the patient who had dysmorphic findings, severe mental retardation and autism.

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