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adhd is inability to learn due to lack of concentration

iq tests how fast you get the question and the answer

if you can't settle for a minute to read a question, then concentrate quickly to get and concentrate quickly to calculate answer, how would you score high in IQ test?

it s a good question lol

but then,what am I??

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salaam

is it possible to be a person with ADHD and high IQ(like being smart and understand things very well and quickly but careless!)?

tnx

Yes, my dad is like that. He was diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity) as an adult. He also has pretty high intelligence.

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Sure they can; some of the most influential and intelligent people from history had a mental disorder. Some even say Einstein had either dyslexia, Aspergers disorder, or ADHD. Every human being probably has a disorder on some scale. Some more than others. With mental disorders, it isn't jus whether you have it or not, but on what gradient level you have it. We all suffer from something, some just less than others. There are probably medications that help maintain ADD (I think ADHD is an old term not used anymore). I'm actually going to get tested for ADD because I can barely concentrate on school work (either that or laziness).

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On 19 July 2015 at 2:58 PM, strength=Abbas said:

is it possible to be a person with ADHD and high IQ(like being smart and understand things very well and quickly but careless!)?

 

Absolutely. ADHD does not affect the intelligence of a person but more-so their ability to concentrate on a single thing at one time, which may affect how their intelligence is being put to use. Carelessness is also a common trait of those with ADHD, mostly because they do not always completely focus on the task at hand and end up making mistakes. 

On 19 July 2015 at 3:31 PM, Chaotic Muslem said:

adhd is inability to learn due to lack of concentration

Would just like to say, ADHD is not an inability to learn. It is also not recognised as learning disability like other similar mental illnesses such as Autism.  Learning may be made more difficult for a person with ADHD as they have trouble focusing on a single thing at one time, but it is still possible. A person with ADHD can also sometimes "hyperfocus" on a topic that they find to be interesting and may just as likely score highly on an IQ test if the questions asked are interesting to them. In addition to this, there are various factors that can affect the level of distractibility of a person with ADHD (such as consumption of stimulants - including prescription drugs and caffeine). So, depending on how distractible the person with ADHD is on the day they take an IQ test, their results may vary greatly. 

On 29 October 2015 at 5:01 AM, Repentant said:

I think ADHD is an old term not used anymore

It is both an old term and still in use today. However, there is now a distinction between ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Simply put, those who suffer from ADD tend to be inattentive (unable to concentrate, make careless mistakes, are impulsive, etc.), but not hyperactive. While those with ADHD are both inattentive and hyperactive (cannot sit still, are always fidgeting, always energetic, talkative, etc.). 

On 29 October 2015 at 5:01 AM, Repentant said:

There are probably medications that help maintain ADD

There are, but they differ in effectiveness for each person. Some medications may work wonderfully for one person but not at all for another. Look up Ritalin and Aderall, they're the two most common ones. 

On 29 October 2015 at 5:01 AM, Repentant said:

I'm actually going to get tested for ADD because I can barely concentrate on school work (either that or laziness).

Do it! If you really think that you may have undiagnosed-ADD then it is definitely worth checking out. When you do go to get tested, however, make sure you choose a well-experience psychiatrist (or if you're in the states, medical practitioner) that actually specialises in ADHD. Most psychiatrists have no real clue on how to diagnose ADHD and end up misdiagnosing the patient. That being said, if you actually do have ADHD, a diagnosis would be a life-changer. Even if you choose to not take the medication, a diagnosis would be the first step towards actually working on your weaknesses and recognising harmful behavioural patterns that could be fixed. Best of luck!

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6 hours ago, yafatimaalzahra said:

Would just like to say, ADHD is not an inability to learn. It is also not recognised as learning disability like other similar mental illnesses such as Autism.  Learning may be made more difficult for a person with ADHD as they have trouble focusing on a single thing at one time, but it is still possible. A person with ADHD can also sometimes "hyperfocus" on a topic that they find to be interesting and may just as likely score highly on an IQ test if the questions asked are interesting to them. In addition to this, there are various factors that can affect the level of distractibility of a person with ADHD (such as consumption of stimulants - including prescription drugs and caffeine). So, depending on how distractible the person with ADHD is on the day they take an IQ test, their results may vary greatly. 

On October 30, 2015 at 7:01 AM, Repentant said:

autistic people also can learn as well as people with down syndrome 0.o , still with difficulty at some points.

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