Connection Between Intelligence and Mental Illness

Sometimes I wish I wasn't such a smart ***, I wouldn't over analyze or worry so much about things I cannot change, it drives me mad.  I truly understand when they say "Ignorance is a bliss".
BKHoneyBunz BKHoneyBunz
26-30, F
2 Responses Aug 7, 2007

There is a tentative link between intelligence and certain mental disorders, specifically Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is thought that this link exists because the many rituals and obsessions carried out by a person with OCD on a daily basis require complex thought patterns. I'm pretty sure it's just a theory so far, though...<br />
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I worry a lot too, and I also overanalyze. Sometimes I just have to turn off the noise in my head, and I do mindless stuff like play computer games, just to zone out.