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Posted by cybercafe on October 16, 2003, at 1:20:27

In reply to Re: CORRELATION BETWEEN IQ AND MENTAL ILLNESS?, posted by djmmm on October 15, 2003, at 18:07:34

> > Michelle:
> >
> > First I will tell you,an average I.Q. is 100, which you should have known with an I.Q. of 127. I.Q. is mental age\real age * 100, which for those with just a little understanding of basic algabra, that would mean the average was 100. I am a genius with an I.Q. of 170. I will tell you, my intelligence comes from being home-schooled. However, because I was home-schooled, and didn't have very much social contact, I have a great range of mental disorders. I have social anxiety disorder, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and bi-polar disorder. I would not give up my I.Q. to be rid of these disorders, since I can get through them, but could not get over being stupid.
> >
> > John
> 170? according to what scale/tests?
> Wechsler Scales? Ravens Standard Matrices ?
> A high IQ score, like a high SAT score, is subjective. Intelligence cannot be accurately measured...for example, since you were homeschooled, how would you "score" the intelligence acquired from personal interaction with your peers? (street smarts-- for lack of better words)
> There is no correlation between high/low IQ and "conventional" mental illness (depression, anxiety, etc.) If you are referring to mental illness involving violence (sociopaths, etc.) I would say that there is evidence that "they" tend to have higher IQ's than the rest of the population...based on what is provided to us via the media... and naturally, the subjective tests used for measurement.

i've heard that mental illnesses that are related to hyper activity in the pre frontal cortex (SZ, bipolar, eating disorders) are associated with higher levels of IQ (though only a few points)....

my IQ is up around 150, 160 but i feel like a retard a lot... i think i have a learning disorder, though maybe it's just ADD




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