Here is the story of Kevin. Kevin is an 11-year-old boy considered normal and healthy with a love for videogames and science fiction. He is extremely personable and chatty with family and strangers alike. Kevin also suffers from dramatic mood swings, lack of friendships within his peer group, and suicidal thoughts. Kevin has a recorded IQ in the 120s, which is considered above average or superior.
His high IQ was not known until he was tested at age 11. Until this time, Kevin was labeled with having ADHD, being borderline autistic, and having an anxiety disorder. His teachers considered him a classroom disruptor and his parents were often called to school to remove him. This led to extreme disturbances at the home, depression, and eventual home schooling.