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Is there any medical condition where a child/teenager has a more higher mental age of maturity/personal development than his actual age would suggest?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Gifted?

Having an iq > 2 standard deviations above the mean (>130) is actually not typical development.
Iq is a function of genetics + environment. Some gifted kids have social skills difficulties. Taking on adult roles is usually from environmental issues. Read the drama of the gifted child.

In brief: Gifted?

Having an iq > 2 standard deviations above the mean (>130) is actually not typical development.
Iq is a function of genetics + environment. Some gifted kids have social skills difficulties. Taking on adult roles is usually from environmental issues. Read the drama of the gifted child.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Children and teen agers can certainly be emotionally and intellectually more developed than they should be for their age, but that's not a medical condition.
If, on the other hand, they are physically more developed than they should be, like a six year old who is entering puberty, then that is a medical problem, and it should be addressed quickly.

In brief: No

Children and teen agers can certainly be emotionally and intellectually more developed than they should be for their age, but that's not a medical condition.
If, on the other hand, they are physically more developed than they should be, like a six year old who is entering puberty, then that is a medical problem, and it should be addressed quickly.
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