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OMICS international has previously organized 10 conferences with 400 conference proceedings and 157 national symposiums, 22 upcoming conferences are in a row under the conference series of organization along with publications of 210 open access articles in 13 International journals.

Mental retardation is a condition which is diagnosed before age 18, prior to birth, or in infancy that includes below-average general intellectual function, lack of the skills necessary for daily living. If the onset occurs at age 18 or after, it is called dementia. Intelligence level as determined by individual standard assessment is below 70, the ability to adapt to the demands of normal life is impaired. It is important because it distinguishes a diagnosis of mental retardation from individuals with low IQ scores who are able to adapt to the demands of everyday life. 

OMICS International through its Open access initiatives is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community by publishing research work and conference paper related to such disorders. It is known that OMICS Group hosts over 700 edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals which contains over 75000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members. Omics International organizes over more than 1000 Global Events annually with support from 1000 more scientific Societies. Its publishing group journals have over 5 million readers and the fame and success of the same can be attributed to the strong editorial board that ensure a quality and quick review process checker.

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Job training, education, support from family, individual characteristics such as motivation and personality can all contribute to MR to the ability of individuals with adapt.

Various other behavioral traits associated with mental retardation include dependency, aggression, impulsivity, self-injury, passivity, low self-esteem, and stubbornness and low frustration tolerance. Few may also exhibit mood disorders such as psychotic disorders and attention difficulties. Sometimes physical traits, like shortness in stature and malformation of facial elements, can set individuals with mental retardation apart from others.

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  • Australian society for Intellectual Disability
  • American association of people with disabilities
  • American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
  • FAIDD (The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
  • Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS)
  • Disability Rights Commission
  • International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
  • Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC)
  • National Council on Disability 
  • People with Disability Australia
  • RADAR (The Royal Association for Disability Rights)
  • The World Association of Persons with Disabilities

About 10% of the mentally retarded is considered moderately affected. Moderately retarded persons have IQ scores ranging from 35–55. Close to 3–4% of the mentally retarded population is severely affected. They have IQ scores of 20–40.

About 30% of mental retardation is caused by hereditary factors. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) affects one in 3,000 children in Western countries which is caused by the mother's heavy drinking during the first twelve weeks (trimester) of pregnancy. Even moderate alcohol use during pregnancy may cause learning disabilities in children. Whereas drug abuse and cigarette smoking during pregnancy have also been linked to mental retardation.

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This page was last updated on 11th Sep, 2015

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