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If a child experiences severe stress and depression growing up, will this affect his i.Q.?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Iq is a measure of inherent potential that is genetically and ohysical health determined.
Stress and depression may affect performance, but not iq.

In brief: No

Iq is a measure of inherent potential that is genetically and ohysical health determined.
Stress and depression may affect performance, but not iq.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

Emotional problems can have a negative affect on IQ testing, as well as a negative effect on overall academic success.
However, the effect on IQ is usually small. For example, depression is not likely to cause a child with normal IQ to score in the range of mental retardation.

In brief: Possibly

Emotional problems can have a negative affect on IQ testing, as well as a negative effect on overall academic success.
However, the effect on IQ is usually small. For example, depression is not likely to cause a child with normal IQ to score in the range of mental retardation.
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