‘Are People with ADHD Smarter?’ Why Linking ADHD and IQ Needs Myth-Busting
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have difficulty with attention and memory. To some people, this may make them seem less intelligent than average. On the other hand, they can also appear smarter that others because of their enhanced powers of observation and the ability to hyperfocus on topics of interest. However, even though ADHD and IQ are two separate qualities, they can sometimes impact each other.