On psychiatric evaluation which was requested because of agressive behaviors, it was reported that he had separation anxiety and borderline mental retardation
was found (IQ was measured to be 85).
But an Amnesty International spokesman said: "A psychologist tested Teresa Lewis prior to her plea and found she had an IQ of 72, indicating her intellectual function in the borderline mental retardation
DISTRIBUTION OF IQ LEVELS IN 640 INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY N % Mild mental retardation (FSIQ 50-70) 345 53.9 Moderate mental retardation (FSIQ 35-49) 124 19.4 Severe mental retardation (FSIQ 20-34) 83 13.0 Profound mental retardation (FSIQ under 20) 31 4.8 Borderline mental retardation
36 5.6 Unspecified mental retardation 6 .09 IQ not available 15 2.3 TABLE 3.
They had borderline mental retardation
as well as gross motor delays; however, nearly three-quarters of them had a genetic syndrome that might account for these deficits.
She has been diagnosed as having the following disabilities; spina bifida, meningomyelocele, ilio loop diversion, paraplegia, VA shunt, thoraco vertebra, osteotomy, and borderline mental retardation