mental handicap


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mental handicap

n
(Pathology) a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
mentally handicapped adj
Usage: Nowadays both mental handicap and mentally handicapped are considered to have inappropriate and negative connotations. The phrases learning difficulties and a person with learning difficulties are used instead
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mental handicap

nhandicap m inv mentale
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Whilst both my grandmothers were illiterate, I have made clear in the revised edition of Mental Handicap and the Human Condition (Sinason, 2010) that my maternal grandmother also had, in my opinion, a mild learning disability.
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It used to be called mental handicap but most people with a learning disability find the term offensive.
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First diagnosis of severe mental handicap: Characteristics of unsatisfactory encounters between doctors and parents.
It used to be known as 'mental handicap', but this term isn't used any more because most people with a learning disability find it offensive.
(1993) Mental and physical activity benefits in adults with mental handicap. Mental Handicap Research, 6, 155-164.