No specific medications are used to treat all individuals with mental retardation. A team of health professionals will evaluate the individual with the disorder to determine weaknesses and strengths and then provide a plan to maximize the individual's capabilities. Medications may be prescribed for coexisting mental health disorders or physical ailments. These medications will vary.
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Are there alternative treatments for mental retardation?
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What is the relationship between high IQ and vegetarianism?
Dole Nutrition Institute answered
Eating certain foods may help boost brainpower, but what about the obverse: Are geniuses predisposed to eat certain foods? Quite possibly, according to one British study that found children with higher IQs were more likely to grow up to be vegetarians. Researchers tested 8,000 10-year-olds for mental ability back in 1970 and then followed up with the subjects 20 years later to ask about their diet. It turned out that the adults who had become vegetarians were more intelligent as kids—about 6 percent smarter, at least as measured by IQ points. The study authors speculate that smarter folks are more likely to think through the consequences of what they eat—both in terms of health and ideology.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
What is a neurological surgeon?
Healthwise answeredNeurological surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgery of the brain, spinal column and nervous system. A person may see a neurological surgeon for a problem such as a pinched nerve in the back or neck, a brain tumor or damage to the brain or spine from an injury. A neurological surgeon may specialize in the treatment of one area of the body, such as the spinal column, or treatment of certain age groups, such as pediatric neurological surgeons, who only treat children. Neurological surgeons can be board-certified by the Board of Neurological Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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