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Brian asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

What is the name of this mental disorder?

Example: A 19 year old male has the mind of a five year old, lacking social skills expected from a 19 year old. The individual hugs everyone he sees, completely ignoring one's personal space.

What is this disorder called?


when I say, "the mind of a five year old", i mean in terms of intelligence and social skills

9 Answers

  • Stacy
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    1 decade ago
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    He doesn't necessarily have a disorder. It could be learned behavior. Children already have a hard time understanding personal space and if they aren't taught they'll never learn. Several people answered autism but I doubt it would be a sign of autism as one of the characteristics is withdrawal from others. Few autistic children like to show affection. Mental retardation might be a disorder as often being overly trusting is a problem. But this is true of many other issues like fetal alcohol syndrome. You cannot and should not try to diagnose a child based on one characteristic.

  • 1 decade ago

    You don't give enough information.

    When you say 'the mind of a five year old' - do you mean in terms of intelligence or social skills? If it's intelligence, he probably has a severe learning disability (or an illness which includes severe learning disability) which really should have been picked up way before now.

    If it's simply interms of social skills, it could be anything. He might be in some sort of manic state (when I'm manic I have no concept of other people's space), or he might have suffered some sort of abuse which stopped him from developing socially (or regressed his development).

    Or he just might be an affectionate person.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like autism to me, with the limited amount of info I can't be sure. Ussually people with autism are very bright when it comes to certain things, writing, reading, math, but they lack critical social skills and are unable to learn social cues from others. They are also very loving and emotional, and enjoy being able to physically touch other, ie: hugs, petting or stroking. Hope this helps hun and good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Can you give more info? That could be a lot of different things.Does he have normal intelligence? Is this his only problem-lack of social skills?

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  • virgin
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    4 years ago

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  • Lila
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    He sounds like he may be mentally challenged and actually does have the mind of a child. Where are his parents. It sounds to me as if somebody should be helping him. Can you find out a little more about him and talk to his parents. He needs some help and shouldn't be alone.

  • 1 decade ago

    social disorder

  • 1 decade ago

    It is either downs syndrome, mental retardation, or severe autism.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well he could be either autistic but it really sounds as if he is intellectually disabled?

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