7 doctors weighed in:
Is there a natural cure for mental retardation like learning to crawl again, etc?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
With extremely rare exceptions, true mr is not something physicians currently can treat.
Several disorders, if picked up early, can be treated to prevent mr, and mild mr caused by social deprivation or isolation should respond to an improved environment. The rest, the majority of unknown causes, are not responsive to available treatments.

In brief: No
With extremely rare exceptions, true mr is not something physicians currently can treat.
Several disorders, if picked up early, can be treated to prevent mr, and mild mr caused by social deprivation or isolation should respond to an improved environment. The rest, the majority of unknown causes, are not responsive to available treatments.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Beware the snake oil
In the 60's & 70's "patterning" was pushed by therapists Doman & Delacoto with the promise if you did it every 4 hrs/24hr/d it would rewire the brain and fix many issues.
It was debunked in the late 70's. Therapy can help improve some physical limitations.Mental impairment caused by injury, disease, chromosome defect,etc. does not improve with such treatments.

In brief: Beware the snake oil
In the 60's & 70's "patterning" was pushed by therapists Doman & Delacoto with the promise if you did it every 4 hrs/24hr/d it would rewire the brain and fix many issues.
It was debunked in the late 70's. Therapy can help improve some physical limitations.Mental impairment caused by injury, disease, chromosome defect,etc. does not improve with such treatments.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Great Historical Insight!
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors