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What Affects Iq More Nature Or Nurture
Old debate: Iq is a combination of the inherited potential capacity combined with the proper environment to nurture that capacity. You cannot control the inheritance but you can optimize the nurture aspect with diet, constant use of brain stimulating factors such as lifelong learning, reading, puzzle performance, learning a foreign language and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight Possibility: Zyprexa can have a side effect of sedation which could cause some slowing of mental processes and affect performance on an IQ test. However, it is also possible that zyprexa could help test performance if ii is being useful for the resons it is being prescribed. For example, if it is being used for mood swings or aggression, the medicine could help a person function better in a test situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, it doesn't: Actual iq is not affected by either depression or anxiety -- but your ability to perform on a test might suffer. For instance, it's possible to be so depressed you don't care to focus on the iq test questions, etc. Then you'd come out with a score that does not measure your true abilities. ...Read more
I had cancer... I haven't slept in 4 days , i read suicide blogs, can't attend classes, stay home all time, i'm stoic now , my IQ is 147 does it affect?
Suicide thoughts?: Suicidal thoughts demands immediate psychiatric consultation -- especially if you haven't slept in 4 days, are isolating yourself, and are reading suicide blogs. High iq will not protect you from depression or other conditions that may lead to suicide. Please call your doctor or go to an er now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My six month old baby fell off a 3 feet bed. He's fine now, no bruises but i'm worried that his brain was shaken. Will it affect his IQ later on?
Baby fell: If you are worried about your baby having received an injury then you should have your baby checked by your doctor. ...Read more
My sister is 12 years of age and got 96 on her IQ score. I know that anything under 100 is below average. Should i be worrying?
Meaning of IQ Scores: In school, we get used to being graded out of 100. But intelligence tests work on the principle of averages. Consider the average height for a woman in the US (5' 4"): It turns out that 68% of women are between 5' 1.5" - 5' 6.5" tall. On the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (commonly used), the average Full Sc score is 100. BUT 68% of people obtain a Full Sc core in Average range, between 90 & 109. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IQ: Adequate amounts of restful and restorative sleep, a healthy diet with fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains, and regular daily exercise. Reading and discussing books, taking an adult education course at a local community college, all help. There are no medicines or supplements which will improve iq, and many that are sold as such can have adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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