Family Medicine pp 1670-1681 | Cite as

Mental Retardation

  • Leroy A. Rodgers
  • Denis J. Lynch

Abstract

“Doctor, do you think my child is slow?” This is a difficult question for parents to ask and for a physician to answer. When raised, it presents a clinical problem that usually challenges the physician’s entire range of expertise, experience, and resources. As mental retardation is the most common developmental disability of childhood, the family physician can expect to face this challenge many times during the course of professional practice.1

Keywords

Mental Retardation Down Syndrome Intellectual Handicap Family Physician Intelligence Quotient 
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  • Leroy A. Rodgers
  • Denis J. Lynch

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