View Full Version : Are people with ADHD statistically less intelligent than other people?


Remember79
03-29-14, 02:46 PM
What studies have been made ​​in the field?

daveddd
03-29-14, 03:18 PM
adhd runs the entire spectrum of IQ

although i do believe you will find more lower functioning individuals with adhd, so that may skew averages

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23665431

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23224424


then again, the low intelligence could have been part of the path to ADHD, in those specific individuals

mctavish23
03-29-14, 03:21 PM
Short Answer = No.

The range of scores literally runs the gamut from Mild MR - Very Superior.

Some of the many References available include :

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD - Russell Barkley, Ph.D.;

ADHD In Adults - What The Science Says - Barkley, Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., Marianne Fisher,
Ph.D.;

The ADHD Book of Lists - Sandra Rief, MA.

That's only a small sample, as all of the peer reviewed data available say the same thing.

Good Luck.


mctavish23

(Robert)

mildadhd
03-29-14, 05:10 PM
I'm really smurt.



:)

Lunacie
03-29-14, 06:17 PM
To add just a smidgeon to McTavish's answer of "no" ...

many with ADHD are not good test takers which skews the stats on how smart we are as a group.

Fortune
03-29-14, 06:44 PM
I think these days "ID" (intellectual disability) is preferred over "MR."