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At what level do you think "quality of life" is negatively impacted by iq? Please explain.

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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Tough Question

I do not believe quality of life can be correlated with iq.
I have many patients from group homes with varying levels of mental retardation and mental illnesses who appear to be quite joyful and delight those around them. I also know several high IQ individuals who suffer from depression and lack of joy in life. My personal opinion is that many other factors besides IQ are most important in life.

In brief: Tough Question

I do not believe quality of life can be correlated with iq.
I have many patients from group homes with varying levels of mental retardation and mental illnesses who appear to be quite joyful and delight those around them. I also know several high IQ individuals who suffer from depression and lack of joy in life. My personal opinion is that many other factors besides IQ are most important in life.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Either High or Low

Potentially, people with with high or low iqs may struggle with quality of life.
Assuming you are talking about lower iqs, people tend to start having increased problems with quality of life once the IQ gets into the borderline range. Clearly, as one moves onto the types of mental retardation, quality of life tends to go down significantly.

In brief: Either High or Low

Potentially, people with with high or low iqs may struggle with quality of life.
Assuming you are talking about lower iqs, people tend to start having increased problems with quality of life once the IQ gets into the borderline range. Clearly, as one moves onto the types of mental retardation, quality of life tends to go down significantly.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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