Is there a big difference between intellectual disability and mental disability?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavorite Answer
Intellectual disability refers to a low IQ score, or a condition that causes such a score, like Down Syndrome, for example. The term "mental disability" can mean the same thing as ID, OR it can also refer to someone who has a mental ILLNESS, such as Bipolar disorder. Mental illness and ID CAN occur together, contrary to popular myth. Having an ID doesn't protect someone against developing a mental illness on top of it.