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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some do some don't: Most older kids and adults will be aware of their learning and performance difficulties when they have milder forms of intellectual impairment. The mo ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Holmes
Specializes in Pediatrics
One is slang: handicapped covers a whole spectrum of developmental disabilities where retarded is vulgar and no professional uses that term anymore
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Several levels: Broadly, mr is divided into mild, moderate, severe, and profound, contrasting actual function to chronological age. For a 10 yo, mild mr is 5-7 yo; f ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No cure, but help.: Mental retardation, now referred to as intellectual disability, is defined as having an iq of less than 70 and also experiencing difficulty in social ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Learning Disorders: Also, known as academic skills disorders, leaning disorders (or ld) could maybe be considered mild mental disorders, although we psychiatrist don't al ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Intellectual Disa-: bility = a significant impairment in cognitive & adaptive functioning that began before 18. IQ, measured by tests of ability to think abstractly, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
IQ measure: Mental retardation only reflects points in a scale of intelligency, determined through standarized tests. Autism, on the other hand, is a set of typic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: There are many types of mental illness. We would need more specifics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: Many possibilities: drug intoxication, especially with hallucinogens; drug withdrawal, such as alcohol; sometimes bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; de ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorders 1&2, schizophrenia, personality disorders such as antisocial, borderline, and schizotypal are all so ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Mental health: Answering this question would take a whole textbook to write, however, some signs include anxiety, depressed or labile moods, cognitive dysfunction, a ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes but risky: Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
multiple: Examples include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, phobias, ocd, etc. Etc. Etc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
There are several : 100's of causes of Intellectual Disability beginning with inherited mutant genes & genetic accidents that occur during egg & sperm formation; ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chester Berschling
49 years experience in Psychiatry
Autism vs MR: Mr is a reflection of compromised intellectual skills which can be measured and categorized. I may also be seen in any medical, physical and psycholog ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hygiene: Chronic illnesses with poor insight or poor cognition, such as schizophrenia or mood disorders or dementias.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Many. : Social skill acquisition is learned. This is one of the primary areas of an add pts problem. Usually add pts are 2-4 years behind their chronological ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Saint Laurent
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
No.: I have not encountered any documentation of a correlation between blood type and mental health issues. One has nothing to do with the other.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
40 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends: The causes of adolescent depression vary greatly. The depression may be due to abuse either physical or emotional, genetics, frustration etc. The im ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Currently, 3: The diagnostic and statistical manual iv-text revision defines pervasive developmental disorder as having some, but not all, of the criteria for autis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Personality Disorder: It's not possible to know exactly what you are asking, but, antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long- ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental dela ... Read More

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