mental impairment

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men·tal im·pair·ment

a disorder characterized by the display of an intellectual defect, as manifested by diminished cognitive, interpersonal, social, and vocational effectiveness and quantitatively evaluated by psychological examination and assessment.
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The ambiguity regarding an employer's obligations to make "reasonable accommodation" for mental impairments takes up seven pages of EEOC analysis.
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