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Inherited Mental Retardation Essay Examples

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An Analysis of the Condition of Mental Retardation in Young Children
Mental Retardation
In order to be considered mentally retarded, you must have an IQ below 75, have
significant limitations in two or more adaptive skill areas, and the condition
is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or younger). People can be mentally
retarded as all different levels. About 78% of mentally retarded p...
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The Cause and Origin of Mental Retardation
Blake Zuckerman 3-25-00 Period 6 English Causes of Mental Retardation In order to be considered mentally retarded, you must have an IQ below 75, have significant limitations in two or more adaptive skill areas, and the condition is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or younger). People can be mentally retarded as...
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A Report on the Fragile X Syndrome
Introduction Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. Males with fragile X syndrome usually have mental retardation and often exhibit characteristic physical features and behavior [Hagerman and Silverman, 1991; Warren and...
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An Analysis of the Inherited Genetic Condition Fragile X Syndrome
         Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic condition associated with mental retardation. It is caused by a mutation of the "X" chromosome. Fathers cannot pass the disease onto their sons, because females always give an "x" chromosome where a man gives either an "x" or a "y."...
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An Overview of the History of Mental Illness and Mental Retardation in the Medical Research of Modern United States
Mental retardation has been around since the beginning of time, but we are only able to trace it historically back about 200 years ago beginning in the 1700s through present time. In this paper, I will give the reader more knowledge about mental retardation and how it is still viewed as a social problem today. Has society...
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An Analysis of the Disorders That are Usually First Evident in Infancy, Childhood or Adolescence
My topic is disorders that are usually first evident in infancy, childhood or adolescence. Some examples of this are attention deficit, anxiety and mental retardation. Attention deficit is a behavioral syndrome in children who very easily get distracted, are restless, and have difficultly concentrating on one thing for a...
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A Research on Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders
The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes
that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental
health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a
few cards short of a full deck. This is probably not the persons fault that
they...
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The Characteristics and Challenges of Child Mental Disabilities
Mental Retardation The term Mental retardation or Mentally challenged which most people prefer,is when a persn can t really think for themselves. The person can t do what most normal people can do such as communicate with others properly or be able to do schoolwork , also they have a low attention span. For exampe if...
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Understanding the Psychological and Behavioral Syndrome and How They Differ From One Another
Schitzophrenia and Other Mental Disorders By: Michael Dugger and Amanda Peachrin Mental Disorders The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder...
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An Overview of the Concept of Retardation and the Slowness to Adjust Structurally in Industry of the British
Has the “retardation” thesis been overthrown by recent mainly cliometric historians? in your answer consider the character and quality of the evidence adduced. Intro Classic debate – retarded, did not grow as quickly – retardation France against some norm slow to develop into 20th century – norm taken to be Britain – que...
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