Higher IQ protects kids

Okay, your child might be picked on for being a nerd, but it turns out that higher IQ at age 6 protects children from traumatic events or, if they are part of the smaller group of bright children who do, they are less likely to get post traumatic stress disorder.

“The ways in which high IQ might protect from the PTSD effects of traumatic exposure are unclear,” the study authors wrote. “The findings underscore the importance of investigating cognitive processes in a person’s responses to challenging and potentially traumatic experiences and the involvement of general intelligence in shaping them.”

Read more at Live Science.