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What is the difference between ADHD and mental retardation?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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