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How can you distinguish the difference between unintelligence and add in someone?
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: ADD or dim
Add folks are distracted but not necessarily unable to understand concepts due to limited intelligence.
They may underachieve in many arenas including school, work or in relationships - they can do it but get distracted by a hyperfocus, procrastinate, or are bored with the whole proposition. On effective treatment they can more consistently perform up to their capacities - reflecting their true iq.

In brief: ADD or dim
Add folks are distracted but not necessarily unable to understand concepts due to limited intelligence.
They may underachieve in many arenas including school, work or in relationships - they can do it but get distracted by a hyperfocus, procrastinate, or are bored with the whole proposition. On effective treatment they can more consistently perform up to their capacities - reflecting their true iq.
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