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Adhd And Iq
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
ADD and Smartness: Yes. Of course. But it is impossible to generalize this to all those who have this condition. ...Read more
Maybe: A person with a low IQ may not be diagnosable with adhd. Often we use psychoeducational testing to assess intellectual ability, attention, memory, iq, language in patients with adhd. This information forms a part of the data base that is used to diagnose adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No. It will read : Falsely low. This is why with the americans with disabilities act, psychiatrists are able to request that students be given more time to take tests then there fellow classmates. Also, taking the test in a non-distracting environment would be essential for an accurate reading. One of the problems however is that the test itself is designed to be completed within a certain period of time so giving you the same amount of time will give a falsely low reading, but giving you more timewill mean that it is being scored essentially outside of the guidelines for scoring and could yield a falsely high reading.Best wishes. ...Read more
If your ? is, "Does: any of the 3 types of ADHD cause Intellectual Disability ?", the answer is "no". Can ADHD occur in people with ID from neurogenetic disorders & other medical causes? Yes. There is a higher incidence of ADHD & other neurodevelopmental disorders & mental illnesses in people with ID. IQ's of folks with ADHD range from 70, borderline, to 130, very superior, & even > 130, like everyone else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely not: Iq has little, if anything, to do with adhd. If you are distracted or inattentive you may "look" like your IQ is "lower." but, this is only an illusion. The distraction of adhd causes you to perform poorly on common indicators of intelligence. "perform" is key. Your actual intelligence is not changed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was reading at a college level in fifth grade. I have Aspergers and ADHD. I was tested as having an IQ of 90 as a child. Is this possible, or MD?
Reading & IQ: It is best for you to get tested by a clinical psychologist who specializes in learning disorders and Aspergers. Group IQ tests such as given in schools are ok but not nearly as accurate and detailed as a one-to-one w/a pro. Same goes for achievement tests. Whatever the numbers say, just work on being the best person you can be, like the rest of us. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Adhd, anxiety disorder and mood imbalance. My psychiatrist said i was gifted although I have a relatively low IQ on test. Can you make sense of this ?
Maybe: Although obviously figuring out a person based on a short question is not possible. But there is no reason that all of this could not be true of you. Iq tests measure only a few forms of intelligence, so it is quite possible to be gifted and have a relatively low iq. And adhd, anxiety and mood imbalance are pretty commonly overlapping disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers