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Can mental retardation be treated with medication?

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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