Correct term? Someone help.

cj09

New Member
Hi,

Can anyone tell me if the term "retarded" is used to describe a patients limited ability? To me this term seems outdated and somewhat offensive, but maybe I am wrong.

Can anyone help?
 
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rjm

New Member
Yes definitely not PC and hasnt been for many years.

Tend to use learning disability/developmental delay.
 

cj09

New Member
Thank you! I didn't think it was PC anymore, but I think people (including doctors, psychiatrists etc) still use it in different parts of the world to describe a persons disability. I think it's wrong.
 
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