High IQ's Protect from Post-Traumatic Stress

Kids who have high IQ’S may be protected against post-traumatic stress disorder.

Researchers at Michigan State gave about 700 children intelligence tests at age 6. Then interviewed them again, when they turned 17.

About 75 percent had gone through some kind of traumatic event such as a crime, abuse, natural disaster or a life-threatening illness.

Just 45 percent met the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Researchers say kids who scored higher on their IQ tests were better able to deal with stressful situations.|

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