Question: Can you marry someone who is mentally challenged?

Most patients with mental illness can give consent for marriage and even patients with psychotic illness can give consent when they do not have acute symptoms. Judiciary recognizes marriage as social institution of both sacramental and contractual nature.

Individuals with mental impairments related to illness or disability can still consent to sex but deserve special consideration. The individual must have knowledge, rationality, and voluntariness with respect to the decision to engage in specific sexual activity. If you arent sure, its best to wait until you are.

What do you call someone who is mentally challenged?

Term Now Used: disabled person, person with a disability. Term no longer in use: mental handicap. Term Now Used: intellectual disability. Term no longer in use: mentally handicapped. Term Now Used: intellectually disabled.

Can mentally disabled vote?

California recently amended its laws regarding the limitation of a persons right to vote based on his or her mental incompetence and conservatorship status.

Does mental retardation get worse with age?

Like the general population after age 50, people with mental retardation, who do not have Down syndrome, experience a gradual decline in overall intellectual capacity, a decrease in their speed of recall, and slower general cognitive functioning.

How can mental retardation be prevented?

Prenatal diagnosis, newborn screening, dietary supplementation or restriction, hormone replacement, vaccination, and immunotherapy are just some of the techniques that have been applied to prevent mental retardation.

Can a felon vote?

Felons who have completed their sentences are allowed to vote in most states. Between 1996 and 2008, twenty-eight states changed their laws on felon voting rights, mostly to restore rights or to simplify the process of restoration.

What is Article 3 of the Illinois Constitution?

VOTER DISCRIMINATION No person shall be denied the right to register to vote or to cast a ballot in an election based on race, color, ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or income. (Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 4, 2014.)

Can mental retardation be treated?

A small study of 30 people with the most common inherited form of mental retardation has found encouraging evidence that some symptoms of the disorder can be alleviated with drugs.

What can cause mental retardation?

Causes of mental retardation include fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect; brain damage caused by the use of prescription or illegal drugs during pregnancy; brain injury and disease; and genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome.

How do you test for mental retardation?

The Wechsler and Binet scales remain the two dominant, language-loaded, individually administered intelligence tests used for the diagnosis of mental retardation in the United States.

What are the five causes of mental retardation?

What causes intellectual disability?trauma before birth, such as an infection or exposure to alcohol, drugs, or other toxins.trauma during birth, such as oxygen deprivation or premature delivery.inherited disorders, such as phenylketonuria (PKU) or Tay-Sachs disease.chromosome abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.More items

What is mental retardation caused by?

Causes of mental retardation include fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect; brain damage caused by the use of prescription or illegal drugs during pregnancy; brain injury and disease; and genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome.

Can felons own guns in any state?

By law, a convicted felon cannot be in possession of a firearm. A felon would not be able to travel to another state to obtain a gun either – possession of a firearm by a felon is against the law.

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