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Intelligence

Why Are Intelligent People More Prone to Mental Illness?

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Intelligence has many advantages. Higher IQ is associated with better grades, better jobs, higher pay, and even longer life. However, intelligence has drawbacks too. For example, studies have found that higher IQ is associated with more drug use and earlier drug use. Studies have also found that higher IQ is associated with more mental illness,… Read On »

Is Intelligence a Risk Factor for Addiction?

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The major risk factors for addiction include genetics, having parents or siblings who have substance use disorders, childhood abuse or trauma, early substance use, or having a mental health challenge such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, schizophrenia, and others. However, there is another factor that may put you at higher risk of developing a… Read On »