Mental disability (intellectual disability) - Definition

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Mental disability is a form of what is called developmental disability primarily concerning the mental capacity. This definition also covers the consequences of this disability in the affected person's daily life. Mental disability is characterized by difficulties with problem-solving, comprehension, decision-making, and communication. It is different from a mental disorder in the sense that it is not the result of a disease or other condition. Down's syndrome is an example of one of the most common forms of intellectual, and developmental disability.