Most of us are mad about people with sharp intelligence, and we think that their lives are easy because they can use their intelligence effectively and get academic success and endless job opportunities, which also means more money, but did you know that the higher the level of intelligence, the higher the risk of mental illness ?

In this report, published by the Turkish website "webtekno", writer Batul Ozdan said that depression and anxiety disorder are among the most prevalent mental illnesses in recent times, and they are not simple diseases, contrary to what is common.

The following is an explanation of the relationship between these mental illnesses and the level of intelligence:

The writer pointed out that anxiety is a feeling we experience many times when things go wrong in our lives, while anxiety disorder is the constant feeling of worry without a real cause.

Depression is a mood state in which a person feels constant sadness, and loses interest in many things around him. Existential depression results from the inability to find answers to deep questions about life that arise during the search for meaning from this existence;

This is where the problem of smart people begins.

Depression and anxiety disorder are among the most common mental illnesses in recent times (Shutterstock)

In a scientific study, it was found that people with an IQ greater than 130 are more likely to develop mental illness.

This study was conducted to determine the susceptibility of the most intelligent people to mental disorders, with the participation of 3715 members of the "Mensa" International Association of High IQs, which is the largest and oldest association of gifted and talented individuals with high IQs.

The writer mentioned that the rate of meeting a person suffering from anxiety while walking in the street is less than 10%, while this percentage reaches 20% among members of the American "Mensa" community.

As a result of psychological tests conducted with members of this association, it was found that 26.7% of the participants suffer from psychological disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, and while people with such mental illnesses constitute about 10% of the community, 26.7% cannot be underestimated. out.

Highly intelligent people cannot remain insulated from many of the profound events and problems they encounter in life, and besides our daily superficial problems, they wrestle with various question marks.

In this adventure that begins from childhood, intelligent children from a young age begin to think of questions that we ordinary people do not think in our daily hustle like: “How do people add meaning to the world? Why do people say things they don’t mean? And why do hypocrites like This matter?"

Even if they want to talk to others around them to fill in the blanks in their minds, they don't get the answers they expect, and they often face strange looks.

And not finding satisfactory answers to their questions makes them more likely to develop existential depression over time.

Although people with a high level of intelligence are more likely to develop depression and an anxiety disorder, this does not mean that everyone who suffers from anxiety or depression is a highly intelligent person.

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