What is another way to say mentally challenged?

What is another word for mentally challenged?

intellectually disabled mentally retarded
developmentally delayed special
developmentally disabled retarded

How do you say disabled in a nice way?

Emphasize the individual not the disability. Rather than using terms such as disabled person, handicapped people, a crippled person, use terms such as people/persons with disabilities, a person with a disability, or a person with a visual impairment.

What is the politically correct term for special needs?

The National Center on Disability and Journalism recommends never using it: “Our advice: avoid the term ‘special needs. ‘ Disabled is acceptable in most contexts, but we advise asking the person to whom you’re referring what they prefer.”

What does mentally challenged mean?

Having low intelligence
Adjective. mentally challenged (comparative more mentally challenged, superlative most mentally challenged) (euphemistic) Having low intelligence. (euphemistic) Having a mental illness.

Can you say mentally challenged?

The other strives to be more sober, but also elegant and comfortable when spoken and written. Terms like “differently abled,” physically or mentally “challenged,” “exceptional,” and “special needs” are generally well-intended, at least on the surface.

What is a politically correct term for disabled?

The preferred term, “people with disabilities,” stresses the humanity of the individuals and avoids objectification. If it is appropriate to refer to a person’s disability, be sure to use the correct terminology for the specific disability. Example: NOT “the blind” USE “people who are blind”

What word can I use instead of disabled?


  • challenged,
  • differently abled,
  • exceptional,
  • impaired.

What adjective can you use to describe someone who performs difficult mental tasks?


  • arduous,
  • Augean,
  • backbreaking,
  • demanding,
  • difficult,
  • effortful,
  • exacting,
  • formidable,

Is it OK to say mentally challenged?

Terms like “differently abled,” physically or mentally “challenged,” “exceptional,” and “special needs” are generally well-intended, at least on the surface.

Is mentally challenged a euphemism?

Adjective. (euphemistic) Having low intelligence. (euphemistic) Having a mental illness.

What kind of words are used to describe someone with mental illness?

Mentally ill – thesaurus

  • bipolar. adjective. medical suffering from bipolar disorder.
  • certifiable. adjective. someone who is certifiable is officially considered to be seriously mentally ill.
  • confused. adjective.
  • demented. adjective.
  • depressed. adjective.
  • deranged. adjective.
  • diminished responsibility. noun.
  • hysterical. adjective.

Is it politically correct to say mentally disabled?

Mentally retarded: Always try to specify the type of disability being referenced. Otherwise, the terms mental disability, intellectual disability and developmental disability are acceptable.

What can I say instead of special needs?


  • differently abled,
  • disabled,
  • exceptional,
  • impaired.
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