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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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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?

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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?

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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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Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more

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Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Can a stroke in a child cause an intelligence deficit without a physical deficit?

Possible: That is possible, a child's brain is very plastic, ie able to recover function better than an adult. If the stroke was not large and not in an eloquent area of the brain (language, speech etc), the recovery of cognitive skills should be very good, especially if the child is very young. In fact, motor skills also make good recovery with rehab and ongoing play and encouragement. It's size & location. ...Read more

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Is there any study that linked high levels of testosterone to a low i.Q. Or lower intelligence?

Is there any study that linked high levels of testosterone to a low i.Q. Or lower intelligence?

Correlations with IQ: If you look hard enough, you can probably find a study that will show a correlation between anything. That proves nothing. The normal range of t in men is approx 300-1000 (depending on the assay). Among normal men (i.e. No extra chromosomes, not autistic, etc), there is no relationship between t and iq. ...Read more

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Can long term antidepressant use cause cognitive decline/decrease in intelligence?

Can long term antidepressant use cause cognitive decline/decrease in intelligence?

Antidepressants: Agree with previous answers. To expand on what they are saying Prozac (fluoxetine) which is in the class of antidepressants most used and other ones are like it, has been on the market now for 30+ years and been studied extensively. From patients I have heard that some feel more fuzzy and slightly less motivated on some antidepressants which can reduce cog functioning, but very rare and temporary if present. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does Parkinson's disease have on intelligence and cognitive functions?

I'm wondering what effect does Parkinson's disease have on intelligence and cognitive functions?

Parkinson dementia: Parkinson disease can be associated with cognitive impairment including problems with memory, judging and problem solving, decreased ability to deal with finances, and sometimes increased napping during the day, visual hallucinations. This is called parkinson disease dementia (pdd) and looks a lot like lewy body dementia to the point that they are considered a spectrum. ...Read more

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Is it true that intake of sour food causes decrease in brain cells and intelligence?

Is it true that intake of sour food causes decrease in brain cells and intelligence?

Of course not: Life's difficult enough without being troubled by this kind of stuff. People either make it up or find their authority in books from the prescientific era. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more

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I read that atypical antipsychotics can cause brain tissue loss. Can this effect intelligence?

I read that atypical antipsychotics can cause brain tissue loss. Can this effect intelligence?

Yes: Any time there is loss of brain tissue, if it is from an area that is involved in cognition, intelligence will likely be affected in some way. However, I am not sure that atypical antipsychotics have ever been proven to cause brain atrophy. ...Read more

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Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?

Does a prominent cistern magna on MRI scan mean anything bad? Does this cause memory problems or affect intelligence?

Not usually: If fluid collection is not causing compression or underdevelopment of brain, then usually variation of normal, sometimes inherited. Both my son and I have prominent cisterna magni without any effect on normal brain function. ...Read more

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How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

How much Brain radiation does it take to cause a decrease of Intelligence in a teenager?

Huge amount: In childhood leukemia treatment, radiation therapy can have an effect because the brain is still developing. It is nowhere near as sensitive after childhood and more radiation would be needed before the effect would be seen. That's a lot even compared to cancer therapy doses.. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions associated with elevated glycine and low proline? Symptoms are bloated stomach, EGID, hypotonia, normal intelligence

Are there any conditions associated with elevated glycine and low proline? Symptoms are bloated stomach, EGID, hypotonia, normal intelligence

Hyperglycinemia: There is a rare congenital defect of the renal tubules (filtering portion inside the kidney) that causes low body levels of both Gly and Pro due to excessive losses in the urine, but elevated glycine levels are usually related to a severe congenital disorder that can cause early death. If you know the child's serum levels of proteins there is a condition your PCP is trying to diagnose? ...Read more

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Modafinil/depakote mood disorder. Safe lifelong treatment? Does it alter personality/intelligence? Modafinil gives insomnia so sleeping pills. Help peace

Modafinil/depakote mood disorder. Safe lifelong treatment? Does it alter personality/intelligence? Modafinil gives insomnia so sleeping pills. Help peace

Side effect: All medication can have side effect, we take them because we need them. If u have a concern about u medication., discuss it with u prescriber. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

Can you tell me are psychotic disorders lifelong?

I'll try.: The conditions that cause life-long psychotic states are the schizophrenic conditions and the bipolar disorders. However, anyone can become psychotic temporarily from a variety of causes including drug abuse which can cause schizophreniform states. This is the shortest explanation I can give. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are psychotic disorders lifelong?

Some are but: Others are not. For instance - a brief reactive psychosis is time limited. ...Read more

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How is psychotic disorder treated?

Antipsychotics: First medical causes and/or drug use need to be ruled out as causes. If these are ruled out and there is real psychosis diagnosed by a qualified professional, it is generally treated with medication, generally from a family of medications appropriately called "antipsychotics". ...Read more

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What can cause a psychotic episode?

What can cause a psychotic episode?

Many causes: There are many possible causes for psychotic episodes. These days, drug intoxication and withdrawal are exceedingly common. Also bipolar disorder with mania; schizophrenia; psychotic depression; brief reactive psychosis; delirium (not just due to drugs); etc. Consultation with a psychiatrist can help narrow it down. ...Read more

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Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

It can: When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality. A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely. ...Read more

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Have thought disorder when will 60mg latudia start helping with the psychotic symptoms it's been 8 days should I be feeling any better?

Have thought disorder when will 60mg latudia start helping with the psychotic symptoms it's been 8 days should I be feeling any better?

Back to Psychiatrist: You may need a higher dose of the medications. Besides, medications, it will also help if you have individual psychotherapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy to help you deal with these unwanted thoughts. Go back to your psychiatrist for an adjustment of your medication. ...Read more

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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