Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceSpecial Education · 8 months ago

Is there a big difference between intellectual disability and mental disability?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    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.

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