mental handicap


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mental handicap

any mental defect or characteristic resulting from a congenital abnormality, traumatic injury, or disease that impairs normal intellectual functioning and prevents a person from participating normally in activities appropriate for a particular age group. See also mental retardation.
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Byrne examines a wide range of philosophical and ethical issues concerning mental handicap in a resourceful and constructive way.
Shaw M, Shaw L, Foster T: The oral health in different groups of adults with mental handicaps attending Birmingham (UK) adult training center.
The newly identified DNA rearrangements often run in families, underscoring the need for genetic screening of children who have mental handicaps of unknown origin, the researchers hold.
Three of the six women with a primary diagnosis of mental handicap were severely disordered, with many previous psychiatric admissions.
The proposal would also include a provision for someone with a physical or mental handicap that impairs the ability to pass the exam to apply for a waiver.
2016 only the current missions not presenting of danger for persons with disabilities in different forms (reduced mobility, mental handicap, etc.
It is clear that the increase of elderly people is costing a great deal, with chronic conditions and the general income and circumstances making a difference, but the sufferers from mental conditions and what was once mental handicap are having far worse life chances.
Under the amendments, 988 persons with moderate mental handicap -- but not persons with mild mental handicap -- become eligible for disability allowance.
The Catholic Church honors today the memory of Saint Joseph (San Jose) of Cupertino, the patron saint of people with mental handicap, students, examinees, and air travelers.
The detailed painting and finely decorated silverware show no sign the craftsmen are limited by a physical or mental handicap.
Mental handicap and the human condition; an analytic approach to intellectual disability, rev.