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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 more profound the impairment, the less likely they are aware of the ramifications. ...Read more
Getting actual help: Perhaps your disability programs want you to have psychological help so you can recover -- rather than simply paying your bills while you're ill. For instance, many people on disability with an injury also experience depression or anxiety. These issues can complicate and impede healing -- and medications alone will not solve the problem. Therapy can also include helpful coping strategies. ...Read more
Do MRI scans show signs that someone may have an intellectual disability (otherwise known as mental retardation)?
Is it possible for people who are mentally retarded to eventually recover from their intellectual disability?
I've never seen it: The mr diagnosis requires both a documentation of significantly subnormal intellectual performance and a deficiency in self help & self reliance for age. The vast majority function unseen within our community & with assistance lead productive lives in simple jobs. The lable also implies a permanent and stable condition, not a temporary one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from being mild mentally handicapped, with a severe bipolar illness. Could my mild mental handicapped be considered a disability?
It depends: It depends on your level of disability and just how your condition affects your overall level of functioning in all areas of your life and day to day activities. Are you trying to get a check? Can you not work? You could seek out a disability determination evaluation. In my practice, i try and help folks so they can function and are not handicapped so they can work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental retardation is a well known term. How many think it should be changed to get away from the r word?
Genetics and injury: The most serious forms of mr typically have genetic causes are result for intrauterine trauma ( e.g., viral infections) or head injury after birth. Many syndromes have been identified that are associated with these levels of severity, but most remain undetermined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Mental illness and mental retardation are two very different things and not neccesarily related. If you have questions about either, you could ask your physician, you could read a good book on the subjects, or you could talk to people who have these conditions. Doctors who treat these conditions are very helpful, and there are many in your area at Illinois Neurologic Institute in Peoria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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