mental handicap


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mental handicap

a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
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However, if the mental handicap is from a brain injury, it may occur early in life, as in the case of an injury during the birth process, or later in life as a result of something like a car or bicycle accident.
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.
The definition of "disabled" is quite broad under the act, and includes individuals who have a physical or mental handicap or impairment which limits one or more of the following activities: hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, learning, care for oneself, breathing, and working.
The scope of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act was enlarged by the tactic of amending a single section in the act; the amendment redefined "physical handicap" to mean "a physical or mental handicap.
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.
Prolonged seizures can dramatically increase the risk of death, mental handicap, memory loss and changes in neuropsychological function.
race, color, sex, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, religion, age, ancestry or natural
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.
Before Live Aid local pop megastars Duran Duran played to a screaming home crowd in July 1983 at Villa Park in front of Prince Charles and Princess Diana to raise money for mental handicap charity Mencap.
When the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions in 2002, judges said Mr Miller, who had a borderline mental handicap and low IQ, had been "bullied and hectored" by officers.
In the Netherlands there are cases of ending life of patients with a mental handicap and with dementia.