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Is there a true correlation between emotional disorders and high intelligence?

Is there a true correlation between emotional disorders and high intelligence?

Yes and no: If u meant iq level than no , but if u meant in general the answer is yes , since if u r depressed u can't focus and u can't concentrate , and if u r manic u can have racing thoughts and u can't focus either. Therefore it is estimated that only 36, 5 percent of patients with this diagnoses can hold a full time job. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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I just found out that I have High Intelligence (25). Are there uni's that support this and offer a study year for non-students? 'Cause NL doesn't.

I just found out that I have High Intelligence (25). Are there uni's that support this and offer a study year for non-students? 'Cause NL doesn't.

High intgelligence: is good when used properly. Contact your department of education for leads to other countries and universities if you are looking for scholarships and specialized education. Don't let the idea of a high IQ block you from valuing the opinions of others. There are many forms of intelligence and Emotional Intelligence (see work of Daniel Goleman) will be more useful in life than IQ. Peace&health. ...Read more

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It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..

It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..

Not necessarily: Mental disorders happen across the board. The impression one gets when hearing about some high achieves who suffered mental illness may distort the picture. On the other hand hi intelligence does not protect against severe mental illness. It is worth mentioning though that the association of hypomanic states with hi level of intelligence have been historically linked to high achievements. ...Read more

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Genetic disorders that can cause a person's intelligence to become underdeveloped?

Genetic disorders that can cause a person's intelligence to become underdeveloped?

Lots!: Generally, if you have fewer or more genes or chromosomes than you're supposed to have, intelligence may well be affected. Other genetic/metabolic diseases can damage the brain because of the toxic build up of by products from dysfunctional metabolism which the body may have difficulty disposing of. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a mental disorder that can cause a psychotic rage?

Please tell me if there is a mental disorder that can cause a psychotic rage?

Many: Real psychosis? As in having hallucinations or delusions? Possibilities include schizophrenia, mania, drug abuse (especially stimulants), a variety of medical issues including brain tumor or trauma, metabolic abnormality, certain infections... the list is long. If the person can be reasoned with, suggest that they see a doctor. If not, you may need to call the police for your safety. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental disorder that can cause a psychotic rage?

There are several.: Not sure what you mean by psychotic rage. If you mean unpredictable, explosive anger, then there could be a variety of reasons including head trauma, alcohol, drugs, psychiatric illnesses (e.g. Bipolar d/o, intermittent explosive d/o) or medical conditions including delirium. The persons should be evaluated ; treated asap to prevent injury to themselves or to others. ...Read more

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In psychotic disorders, does the psychosis generally cause the delusions?

In psychotic disorders, does the psychosis generally cause the delusions?

Delusions: In these cases, delusions are part of the psychotic phase, such as grandiose delusions in bipolar disorders or the bizarre delusions in schizophrenics. ...Read more

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High levels of gad-65 antibodies are seen in "chronic psychotic disorders", according to pubmed journals..Explains my rage. How do u treat gad ab's?

High levels of gad-65 antibodies  are seen in "chronic psychotic disorders", according to pubmed journals..Explains my rage. How do u treat gad ab's?

Antibodies not prob: The antibodies are not the problem. Psychosis and rage are serious symptoms and should be addressed by a psychiatrist . Most likely medication with some type of therapy will be utilized. Sometimes a stay in the hospital is a a safe thing to do. ...Read more

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Do drugs for bipolar/psychotic/mood disorders cause you to gain weight?

Do drugs for bipolar/psychotic/mood disorders cause you to gain weight?

Bipolar: Most mood stabilizers & psychotropics exceptabilify or Geodon (ziprasidone) at optimum dosages. Discuss further with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do anti-psychotics cause changes in insulin resistance, diabetes, or other metabolic disorders when they have been discontinued ?

Do anti-psychotics cause changes in insulin resistance, diabetes, or other metabolic disorders when they have been discontinued ?

Definitely: All the the major anti-psychotics can cause severe increases in Insulin resistance, leading to weight gain and worsening of (or predisposition to) diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Intelligence (Definition)

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in ...Read more