Mental Retardation-Intellectual Disabilities

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/26/11 Mental Retardation  Intellectual Disabilities Chapter Eleven
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5/26/11 Mental Retardation Subaverage intellectual functioning that began  before the age of 18 and exists together with  significant limitations in adaptive functioning Considered MR when IQ is below 70
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5/26/11 Mental Retardation People with MR used to be institutionalized Much of the terminology used to describe MR is  degrading
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5/26/11 Causes of Mental Retardation Factors prior to birth, including alcohol,  chemicals, and radiation, can also cause  MR Trauma during birth, causing lack of  oxygen for the baby, can play a role in the  development of MR
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5/26/11 Disorders Associated with Mental  Retardation PKU Fragile X Syndrome Down Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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5/26/11 PKU Genetic inborn error of metabolism detected  during the first days of life with a blood test Absence of an enzyme that is responsible for  processing the essential amino acid  phenylanine, where it accumulates in the  blood and is toxic to brain tissue Specific diet that does not have phenylanine
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Janetseward during the Spring '11 term at Lewis University .

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