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Re: iq shmikeyou

Posted by noa on November 28, 2003, at 16:40:22

In reply to Re: iq shmikeyou Larry Hoover, posted by Dinah on November 28, 2003, at 8:49:17

I am suspicious of the idea that mental illness and high IQ are linked. I think there is a self-selecting thing going on here at PB because this is a very verbal and information oriented community. And perhaps a self-selecting thing going on in people seeking care. I don't know. Have there been any real randomized studies that control for spurious variables?

I also think it is sometimes hard to measure a person's intelligence when in the throes of illness. I've never had an IQ test that I know of, aside from maybe a screening evaluation for kindergarten which I don't think was really a full IQ test. I wish I had because I wish I had a baseline measure. Sometimes I wonder what the effects of my illness are as well as the effects of all the medications I've been on. Oh well....I guess I'll never know in any kind of precise quantitative terms.


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