No. Mental disease, by which I imagine you mean disorder, can occur to anyone irrespective of their standing on an IQ test. However, if by 'low' you mean so low that any score on such test would be meaningless, i.e an adult person who functions like a three-year-old, then, yes, it is possible...Read More
It has become increasingly difficult for us to maintain that humans are the only species that are conscious. Experiments with, or close observation of whales, mice, dogs, monkeys, for instance, show that they are capable of sophisticated and learned behaviours that would normally be associated...Read More
To be conscious, you need to be in a state of awareness. The exploration of the concept of consciousness has occupied philosophers, scientists and religious thinkers for decades. There has been a fierce debate about whether consciousness is merely physical, or whether it is a state lying...Read More
The placebo effect is well known in medical science. Tell a person they are receiving a substance that will have a certain effect and that often proves to be the case, although there was nothing in the substance to cause it. The brain is tricked into expecting a certain effect.
An experi...Read More
I personally do not believe hypnosis actually works especially if it is attempted on someone who is skeptical of hypnotism or who doesn’t want to be hypnotized. Another reason I don’t believe it really works is that experts can’t even agree on why it works.
Theories on w...Read More
We might well conclude that we need dreams when their function is considered. During sleep we have certain periods where the eyelids move rapidly as if action is occurring underneath them This is called rapid eye movement (REM) and therefore, these periods of sleep are called REM sleep. The...Read More
Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD can be treated naturally. Traditionally, treatment has taken a combination approach using “psychological support, in some cases medication use, helpful strategies to reduce anxiety, and ongoing social/family support.”
However, newer more na...Read More
It is possible that someone who has high IQ also has high EQ. Just remember that this is not something that is automatic. It does not mean that just because you have a high IQ, your EQ is going to be high too. In fact, there are a lot of people with high IQ who have inversely low...Read More
It depends on which test and where you are taking it as to its accuracy. There are so-called IQ tests online. Take one for fun, by all means, but don't agonise over the results too much. If you are paying for an online IQ test you should examine what kind of organization is offering it. To be...Read More
The Wechsler Scales have been the most widely used in the western world overtaking the much older Binet-Simon and others. The Wechsler have been normed on huge samples and if we take "intelligence" in your question to mean measured intelligence, then the reliabilty of the Wechsler is extremely...Read More