Mental Retardation

  • Michael Egger


The syndrome of mental retardation presents a unique challenge to the affected child or adult, to his family, and to the physician who seeks to enhance his habilitation potential. It is the most common serious disorder of childhood, and it is a major social and economic problem. Yet in our country, major interest in the mentally retarded has developed only within the last three decades. Two events, the establishment in 1950 of a citizen advocacy group called the National Association for Retarded Citizens, and President Kennedy’s 1963 federal mandate on mental retardation, were benchmarks for our nation’s modern era of care of its retarded citizens.


Mental Retardation Marfan Syndrome Maple Syrup Urine Disease Retarded Child Spastic Cerebral Palsy 
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