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Do children with ADHD have lower IQ scores?

While the mental health field determines that your child has a deficit disorder, research has shown that children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on average, do not have lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores than other children. The only significant deficits are in working memory, which means that they cannot hold numbers or other information in their memory as long as other children.
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