Intellectual Disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD) or general learning disability and formerly known as mental retardation (MR) is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning.
Intellectual disability has limitations in two areas:
Intellectual functioning- Also known as IQ, this refers to a person’s ability to learn, reason, make decisions, and solve problems.
Adaptive behaviors- These are skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as being able to communicate effectively, interact with others, and take care of oneself.
Related Journals of Intellectual Disability
Mental Health in Family Medicine, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, Dementia & Mental health, International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry, Acta Psychopathologica, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabil