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iq intelligence: ways to reduce the decline of fluid iq with time?

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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Fluid IQ: As we age, we may encounter neurological events that reduce our capacities to learn or deal with novel situations. Interest, motivation, and personality factors also may play a part.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does the testing for ADHD involve taking an IQ test?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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No: There is no real testing for adhd. The diagnosis of adhd is usually made from a checklist of symptoms. Each of these symptoms are actually subjective. There is no blood test for adhd. There are, however, good, objective tests for the underlying causes of adhd symptoms: allergies, nutritional deficiencies and learning problems can cause the symptoms but can be treated without drugs.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
There are several tests done in a thorough evaluation including a psych-ED which does test IQ.
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Learning assessment is also helpful. It is a fallcy there is no test for ADHD. see http://asm.sagep
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Also see: <http://www.slideshare.net/benjatchison/p-e-e-r-a-m-i-d> The test developed by Mel Levine,
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A 33-year-old member asked:

My IQ is significantly lower than before. Is there something wrong with my mental health?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Drop in IQ: A drop in your IQ is always abnormal and requires medical care. There are many possible causes for this. Call yor doctor for an examination to find the cause and get proper treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:

My son has a high iq, but also high drug use. How do I help him break free?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Talk with him: Talk with your son about your concerns. It has nothing to do with his high iq. If he is living in your home, you have the right to make rules about his drug use. If he wants help ( it needs to be his choice if he is an older teen or adult), you can help him find a good therapist or treatment program. Remind him that you love him, no matter what, but you don't like his drug use.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some things I can do to sharpen my memory and increase my intelligence?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Practice: One of the more effective ways to sharpen your memory is to define your natural abilities. Some people are more "visual-spatial", other more "numbers oriented". There is an assessment called "the highlands ability battery" which assesses 18 different abilities and can help you understand your natural strengths and weaknesses. Then by using natural strenghts, you can improve memory channels.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How does nutrition affect intelligence?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Many ways: Low intake of omega-3s for example, would deny the brain access to dha, an important fatty acid, certain vitamins, like B12 and e are needed for normal nerve and brain function. Low iron can also cause brain related problems. Certain antioxidants, like the anthocyanins in blueberries can reduce brain inflammation. Get your nutrition from whole foods and never from pills if avoidable.

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