ADD and High IQ Connection

Superior intelligence is no defense against the effects of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Many people tend to think that because they have a larger IQ, they wouldn’t be distracted by other things that most people with ADHD do. The majority of research shows that a large portion of children with ADHD have high IQ’s.

All of the 117 kids in this study fully met diagnostic criteria for ADD and all had IQ scores of 120 or more, placing them in the top 9 percent of their age group on basic intelligence. Some were strongest in verbal comprehension, some were strongest in visual-spatial reasoning, and some were equally strong in both.

You can read this article entirely, posted on the ‘Mysteries of ADD’ blog on Psychology Today online, by CLICKING HERE.

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