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Does the testing for ADHD involve taking an IQ test?

Does the testing for ADHD involve taking an IQ test?

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 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


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Can having ADHD lower your IQ test score?

Can having ADHD lower your IQ test score?

Unless treated, yes: Untreated adhd can make it difficult to focus and concentrate on answering the questions on an iq test -- resulting in a lower score. Appropriate treatment should normalize this. ...Read more

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If you have ADHD can you take the IQ test in the same time limit as some one with out adhd?

If you have ADHD can you take the IQ test in the same time limit as some one with out adhd?

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

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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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Is it true that ADHD persons have IQ above average ?

Is it true that ADHD persons have IQ above average ?

ADD and Smartness: Yes. Of course. But it is impossible to generalize this to all those who have this condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ADHD or add people have normal iq?

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 more

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Could you think people who have ADHD or add have a below average iq?

No correlation: There is no correlation between adhd/add and below average iq. However, you might not perform well on tests due to trouble focusing, etc. With treatment of adhd, your test results can more closely approximate your actual iq. ...Read more

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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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My daughter scored a 70 on her autism test through the resource center she has had some other testing done she has odd and ADHD ?

My daughter scored a 70 on her autism test through the resource center she has had some other testing done she has odd and ADHD  ?

Autism: Autism, add and odd can be screened using rating scales.At times some psych batteries are done for school iep plans.There is still a clinical interview and evaluation needed to clarify the DX and address the core disabling issues.Best will be to review it with psychiatrist or a psychologist. Don't worry all these issues are very well understood and treated much effectively in 2012. All the best. ...Read more

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Is there a specific way for testing adults with adhd? I know some doctors, psychologists, and psychiatristsdon't take insurance for tests that involve extensive work ups. What's the basic test and what could people avoid so they save money?

Neuropsych testing: Since there is no one test that is always sensitive, it can be misleading to see claims that a specific test can or cannot rule out adhd. Carefull history, current and retrospective inventories of symptoms and combinations and patterns on neuropsychological tesing is your best bet if you want to be certain about a diagnosis that is presumed lifelong and has lots of possible comorbid problems. ...Read more

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Iq (Definition)

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