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Do people with ADHD happen to have a low IQ usually?

Do people with ADHD happen to have a low IQ usually?

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 more

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Low Iq (Definition)

Low IQ score is a symptom in which a person has less than average intelligence. Sometimes, IQ is measured in children who appear delayed in brain development or have suspected learning disorders. IQ can also be measured after some damage has occurred to one's brain, to follow the changes in one's level of intelligence. An IQ score of ...Read more


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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 ?

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 more

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Can people with ADHD have kids?

Can people with ADHD have kids?

Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read more

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Are people with ADHD more violent?

Are people with ADHD more violent?

ADHD: Adhd with violence in a youngster warrants evaluation for possible co-existing mood disorder. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with ADHD outgoing all the time?

Is it true that people with ADHD outgoing all the time?

No: All personality types, and traits may occur in a person with adhd. Bipolar do is something which can be also present as well as other personality disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 3 people with ADHD in my family and I'm going nuts?

Resources: Highly recommend CHADD resources in your area: http://www.chadd.org/ Attitudemag.com also has good resource articles on relationships and help for those with loved ones with ADHD. http://www.additudemag.com/ (I recommend the headers at the top of the page as a starting place) ...Read more

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Why do people with ADHD have trouble focusing?

Why do people with ADHD have trouble focusing?

The brain's own : neurochemicals dopamine & norepiphrine don't circulate long enough in the synapses, the spaces between neurons, in the areas of the brain that inhibit behavior & sustain attention in people with ADHD. Stimulant medications prevent their rapid re-uptake by the neurons that release them or rapid uptake by neurons that receive them. Non-stimulants keep norepinephrine circulating in a different way. ...Read more

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Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Nope : Add is a neurobiologic condition that impacts executive control. Management of brain activities is under executive control. So hyperactivity is physical movement that isn't properly controlled. Underactivity is the same as over activity from neurologic perspective. Some add people are overactive, some are underactjve. Hyperactivity is not necessary for an add diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can people with ADHD overcome their social problems?

Can people with ADHD overcome their social problems?

Adhd: As mentioned in previous response, supportive counseling and social skills training. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with ADHD have slower reflexes?

Is it true that people with ADHD have slower reflexes?

Maybe. : Some add people are clutzes, others are very athletic. Reflex ability is complex so if someone is inattentive to their environment or over focused on the wrong item in the environment, then they may not respond quickly (reflexly) to an event. The deep tendon reflexes in add pts are usually more brisk than normals. A significant number if athletes have add. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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


Iq (Definition)

Intelligence quotient is score derived from standardized ...Read more