Evaluation of mental retardation: recommendations of a Consensus Conference: American College of Medical Genetics.

  title={Evaluation of mental retardation: recommendations of a Consensus Conference: American College of Medical Genetics.},
  author={Cynthia J. R. Curry and Roger E. Stevenson and David J. Aughton and Janice L. B. Byrne and John C. Carey and Suzanne B. Cassidy and Christopher M Cunniff and John M Graham and M. C. Jones and Michael M. Kaback and John B. Moeschler and Gerald Bradley Schaefer and S Schwartz and Jack C Tarleton and John M Opitz},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={72 4},
A Consensus Conference utilizing available literature and expert opinion sponsored by the American College of Medical Genetics in October 1995 evaluated the rational approach to the individual with mental retardation. Although no uniform protocol replaces individual clinician judgement, the consensus recommendations were as follows: 1. The individual with mental retardation, the family, and medical care providers benefit from a focused clinical and laboratory evaluation aimed at establishing… 
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