Jan 05, 2011 · Intellectual disability (now the preferred term for mental retardation) is a disorder characterized by cognitive delays. Get the facts from WebMD about .
Oct 23, 2017 · According to the American Psychiatric Association, the intellectually disabled have considerable intellectual deficits as evidenced by substandard IQ scores. An IQ of less than 70 supports a diagnosis into one of the four categories of intellectual disability: mild, moderate, severe or profound.Author: Andrea Agnew.
Jun 15, 2006 · Persons with mental retardation are living longer and integrating into their communities. Primary medical care of persons with mental retardation should involve continuity of Cited by: 22.
Jul 17, 1986 · ''The retarded adult who has spent all his life living with his parents can fall into a desperate situation in the event of the parents' illness or death,'' said Dr. Matthew P. Janicki, director Author: Janet Elder.
Retarded comes from the Latin retardare, "to make slow, delay, keep back, or hinder," so mental retardation meant the same as mentally delayed. The term was recorded in 1426 as a "fact or action of making slower in movement or time". The first record of retarded in Specialty: Psychiatry, pediatrics.