Facts on mental retardation - Characteristics of mental retardation

What Is Mental Retardation ?

Mental retardation (MR) is a generalized disorder, marked by considerably damaged cognitive functioning and absence or inefficiency of two or more adaptive behaviors before the onset of adulthood. Conventionally, any individual with an IQ (Intelligent Quotient) score of less than 70 is termed as mentally retarded.More...

 

Characteristics Of Mental Retardation

Characteristics Of Mental Retardation

Mental retardation (MR), a condition in which an individual has certain limits in mental, cognitive and group activities, is a common neurological disorder. Mentally retarded persons are not clever enough to cope with their daily needs, like eating, bathing, learning, communicating, etc. It requires longer time to train them how to walk, talk, and accomplish their routine works. During this phase, children also begin to lag behind in their school work.More...

 

Symptoms Of Mental Retardation

Symptoms Of Mental Retardation

Mental Retardation (MR) is a psychological disorder wherein an individual has a low IQ and his mental, cognitive and adaptive limitations makes it very difficult for him to learn vital skills required for day-to-day living. It is detected when the child reaches the school-going age and before the age of 18.More...

 

Difference Between Mental Retardation And Mental Illness

Difference Between Mental Retardation And Mental Illness

There is a lot of difference between mental illness (MI) and mental retardation (MR). Contrary to the common myth, mental retardation or MR is not any type of what is termed as a mental illness.More...

 

Facts On Mental Retardation

Facts On Mental Retardation

Mental Retardation (MR) is one of the most common neurological disorders in which an individual has certain limits in mental, cognitive and group activities. Generally, MR is considered to be a general intellectual disability. But there is some disparity among the two forms of illness.More...