Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the context of a high intellectual quotient/giftedness

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The diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children with a high intellectual quotient (IQ) and/or giftedness is controversial with many opinions existing on both sides of the debate. Relationships between IQ and cognitive vulnerabilities frequently described in the ADHD population vary in strength. Data asserting the validity of ADHD in the high IQ/giftedness population are discussed with comparisons made to average IQ ADHD. Educational implications of having ADHD in the context of a high IQ/giftedness are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopmental Disabilities Research Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • ADHD
  • Giftedness
  • Intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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