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Clarify!: What are you asking? What was the diagnosis or treatment? Or what programs were in existence in the 1930's for this. Please ask again and be more specific. Is there a specific treatment or program you are wondering about? ...Read more
According to the ada (which regulates how employers should treat workers with such disabilities), a mental impairment is: “any mental or psychological disorder, such as an intellectual disability (formerly termed “mental retardation”), organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities” -- all disorders in the mental health diagnostic ...Read more
I am sorry but: You haven't provided any background information. This makes it impossible to answer the question. Please clarify the symptoms and re-ask your question. Take care. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This can be due to a structural defect in the brain that happens by chance, a toxic exposure like alcohol on the fetal brain, a chromosome defect (trisomy), an infection (CMV or rubella), and others. More than half of the kids with cerebral palsy are born to women with normal pregnancy, labor and delivery, so not all fetal insults have a known cause. ...Read more
Mental illness: Yes anything is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: A person who is taking drugs or drinking alcohol might seem to have a psychiatric disorder when in fact it is their intoxication that is creating that appearance. Another person could have a serious medical problem that mimics a psychiatric condition. However, once that is treated - they may feel fine. Someone with severe sleep deprivation or marked stress may also behave differently. ...Read more
No, but Autistic: Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & Intellectual Disability (ID) often co-exist. ID= having an IQ< 70 with commensurately low adaptive skills before age 18. ASD = qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements &/or vocalizations or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Prognosis in ASD depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. ...Read more
Can a mentally challenged person operate a vehicle? My co-worker is like this, yet he is smart enough to operate a car just like normal people. How?
A relative spectrum: Mentally challenged does not automatically mean an individual is challenged in all facets of his or her life. Your co-worker is presumed to be a functional mentally challenged individual as (s)he is able to work along side you. As long as your co-worker's driving does not pose a dangeror to self or others and is driving with a valid driver's license, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Is there any possibility of knowing whether a 2 week old baby is mentally challenged? Are there any symptoms?
Neuro exam: There is a thorough neurological exam that can be done on two week old baby (including primitive reflexes, muscle tone etc) that can predict if the baby is neurologically deficit. You need to test fine motor and vocal skills to look for mental development which can be done once baby grows a little bit. ...Read more
Yes: Epicanthal folds occur commonly in developmentally normal infants and children. They are also common in those of Asian descent as well as certain native peoples. The vast majority of those with epicentral folds are of normal (or perhaps well above average intelligence). A few rare developmental disorders exhibit mental delay in the context of epicentral folds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be normal: This is a common finding in infants & reflects the growth pattern of the mid face. Infants are rather flat faced while the nose and mid face begins to grow forward with age changing the folds over time. Any kid (normal or not)whose growth pattern produces less mid facial growth is likely to retain them. Down Syndrome patients usually retains a flatter mid face throughout life as a common feature ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do people get to be born mentally challenged when the parents are not? The parents are normal with no sign of mental problems run in the family.
We are complex: You don't identify the type of mental challenges, but generically: there can be pre-natal damage from various maternal diseases, nutritional deficiencies and injury, chemical harm from medication, toxins, alcohol or substance use - peri-natal injury - the effects of childhood nutrition, environmental pollution, social bullying and traumas. Humans are both resilient & fragile - things can go wrong. ...Read more
My sister has cardiomyography and is mentally challenged (not quiet normal) has epilepsy and anxiety a defibulator and the doctors arnt communicating?
Question?: Not quite sure what your question is. Please rephrase. ...Read more
3 functions of life: There are three major functions in life to achieve. One is build healthy relationships with our friends and family. Second is find love/partner, not necessarily a sexual relationship, but being the most important person in someone's life. And third is to find a purpose, a way to give back to the community through work or other means. Mental illness arises when one of these areas is flailing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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(law) law (in england, according to the mental health act 1983) a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and is associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct mentally impaired adj. ...Read more
ADA definitiion: According to the ada (which regulates how employers should treat workers with such disabilities), a mental impairment is: “any mental or psychological disorder, such as an intellectual disability (formerly termed “mental retardation”), organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities” -- all disorders in the mental health diagnostic manual. (soon dsm 5). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Extreme fight or flight response equals extreme reaction to stress, which triggers the release of a harmful cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones, like cortisol, affecting negatively all body functions & organs, especially the brain. Acute stress disorder and post traumatic stress disorder are well established mental impairments directly related to exposure to high stress situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer