Friday, 9 December 2011

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS IN PSYCHIATRY - 6


12. Disorders of Intelligence
Mental retardation is a subnormal level of intellectual functioning. It is of several grades: mild, moderate, severe and profound depending on the IQ level.


13. Disorders of Insight and Judgment
Insight is the patient’s awareness of his disability and need for help.  

There are several grades of insight:
Grade 1:              No Insight (Denial)
Grade2:               Accept problems but not psychiatric
Grade3:               Accept psychiatric problems but not willing to take care of it.
Grade4:               Intellectual insight – aware about the problem but will not.
Grade 5:              Full insight

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