UNSPECIFIED MENTAL RETARDATION

the diagnosis rendered whenever a person is assumed to have cognitive retardation but is too seriously handicapped or uncooperative to be assessed by average intelligence examinations and adaptive behavior measures. The DSM-IV-TR denotation is cognitive retardation, seriousness unspecified.

UNSPECIFIED MENTAL RETARDATION: "Very few cases as a whole as diagnosed as unspecified mental retardation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "UNSPECIFIED MENTAL RETARDATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/unspecified-mental-retardation/ (accessed August 11, 2020).
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