On Misdiagnosing Gifted Children and Adults

Diagnosis? Plastic.

Diagnosis? Plastic.

If you or someone you know is highly intelligent, you should drop everything and listen to this episode of Kirk Honda's podcast Psychology in Seattle.

According to Lisa Erickson, people with high IQs have neurological tendencies that differ from people with average and low IQs. Unfortunately, a lot of those tendencies are pathologized by clinicians. That means that you or your super smart friend might not REALLY be as crazy as you've been told you are. You guys might just be demonstrating a common aspect of giftedness: overexcitabilities

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