Does ADHD affect your intelligence?

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Last Updated: 07/02/2018 at 6:53pm
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August 29th, 2016 2:48am
I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 2 years old after getting the chicken pox vaccination, all my life I was scared of people making fun of me because of being considered ESE which is another way of saying special needs. To correctly answer the question; no it does not effect ones intelligence but only makes it a bit harder to put full focus on the task at hand. If you are ADHD and would like some more information please contact me as I have had it many years.
August 30th, 2016 8:39am
I don't believe there is a relationship. However, many people with ADHD find it hard to focus in school, which can make it appear that they are not as 'smart' as others.
May 9th, 2018 10:26am
It doesnt affect the intelligence itself. What it does effect though is your ability to use your intelligence. If you cant concentrate on a task you might not be able to complete it, even though intelligence-wise you would be able to.
July 2nd, 2018 6:53pm
No it does not, it affects concentration, focus and many other areas but intelligence is most certainly not one of them. This comes from a person who suffers with this.
May 1st, 2018 11:57am
It does not but it might impair you effectiveness of performing different tasks that rely on concentration and systematic execution of learning tasks.