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What is the difference between adhd and mental retardation?
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
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