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noundated or offensive
- Without research, advances in understanding of the causes and care of those with mental handicaps or psychiatric conditions may be undermined.
- It takes a special person to really befriend someone with a mental handicap.
- So there's more to riding - it's why they use horses for helping people with handicaps, physical handicaps and mental handicaps.
The terms mental handicap and mentally handicapped, though widely used a few decades ago, have fallen out of favour in recent years and have been largely replaced in official contexts by terms such as learning difficulties. See learning difficulties (usage).
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