Mental retardation, also known as intellectual disability or MD/ID, is characterized by below average general intellectual functioning that interferes with cognitive development and the ability to perform normal daily activities. Mental retardation presents itself at birth or early infancy. It is not a medical condition or disease, nor is it a mental health disorder. Individuals with mental retardation exhibit varying degrees of low intellectual functioning that impairs their ability to adapt to interact with others, monitor personal care, and engage in social, recreational, employment, and academic activities. They may also have impaired decision making skills.
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The parasympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system also originates in your spinal cord. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system causes a general slowdown in your body’s functions to conserve energy. This is the relaxation response. Whatever the sympathetic nervous system dilates or accelerates the parasympathetic nervous system contracts or slows down.
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According to Dr. Stephen Atkins, an integrative medicine specialist, your brain and body work better together if your cellular communication pathway is working correctly. Watch this video to learn how improving your cellular communication pathway can help your body function better.
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