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Child Psychiatry

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A child has moderate Mental retardation. Practical training for daily life activities in such a case: (AIIMS May 2009)



A CBT

B Not possible so needs life support

C Self training

D Contingency training

Ans. D Contingency training

Token economy is the technique used it is the component of contingency training.

Ref: Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 5/e, Page 708-712; Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Psychiatry Page 543

The WHO has given the following classification of mental retardation:

Category IQ

1. Mild mental retardation 50-70

2. Moderate mental retardation 35-49

3. Severe mental retardation 20-34

< 20

Profound mental retardation

In children with mental retardation,

Mild MR → Vocational training possible

Moderate MR → Self help training possible

Severe and Profound MR → Can never become independent, hence supported all through.

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