I'm a 3rd year Computer Engineering student who has been struggling with dysthymia (diagnosed when I was in my class 12) since I was in class 8th or 9th or maybe even before. I had been quite intelligent in my class 9 (in maths and logical puzzles) but when I opted my Non-Medical stream, I constantly was in the low ranks. And thus I'm in not so popular engineering college.
And since my placements are now near, I'm enrolled in Aptitude class where my peers answer too quickly than me. I feel I've lost my intelligence. I'm not the same intelligent guy anymore. I searched the internet and found that Neuroplasticity can counter effects of depression, and thus one can be intelligent again.
Is it true?
Please answer positively because I would again be depressed if really there is no way, my intelligence can come back. And yes I'm on Prodep.
Yesterday in Cambridge Brain Sciences test, I was in the low 2% of the population, while another test based on Mensa showed my Iq to be 103. Which one to believe?
Is it just my years long depression that I'm hyping up the situation or am I really intelligent as I was before?
I really need your assurance, so don't tell anything negative.