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what is the difference between adhd and mental retardation?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Learning potential: Mental retardation implies a lower iq or learning potential.Adhd is a condition where the brain has problems controlling distractability, impulsive behavior and organizational skills among other things.The iq is normal generally with adhd.
Answered on Mar 5, 2019

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