Desabilidat den Desaroyo i Problema pa Siña
Eksperto psikiátriko, Dòkter James Krag ta kontestá bo preguntanan tokante desabilidat intelektual i problema pa siña.
P: Hende ku desabilidat intelektual i di desaroyo por siña e programa di Meditashon Trasendental?
Dr. Krag: If a person can think a thought he or she can learn to meditate. The majority of intellectually challenged people are in the "mild" to "moderate" range of mental retardation, and all of these individuals should be able to easily learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. I am not sure if someone with "severe" developmental disabilities could learn the Transcendental Meditation program, and I doubt that those with more profound degrees of retardation could.
P: Práktika di e téknika di Meditashon Trasendental lo yuda un hende ku desabilidat intelektual òf di desaroyo pensa mihó?
Dr. Krag:People with mental disabilities are no different than anyone else in that when we are more rested and calm our thinking will be clearer. When we make "smarter" decisions on some days and not others, it is not because our innate IQ has risen, but rather because we are making more intelligent use of the intelligence we have. TM helps people develop and maintain more neurophysiological stability, whether one tests in the mentally challenged range or the genius range.
James Krag, M.D.
James Krag, M.D. is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, and former president of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatrists for four years. He is currently Medical Director of Liberty Point, a residential treatment program for adolescents with psychiatric problems.