Hi there. I'm wondering if there's a connection between intelligence and anxiety. I've been reading a lot of posts here and it seems like one thing we all have in common is that we're intelligent and were clever, deep-thinking children. I was a piano "prodigy" and academics were exceptionally easy for me. I have a nearly-photographic memory so I didn't have to study when I was in school. Anxiety and depression run in my family, but it seems to only afflict the "high achievers." I'm wondering if there's a connection. It seems that people who suffer from OCD, anxiety, and depression are highly analytical and ponder things very deeply. We spend a lot of time thinking -- sometimes over-thinking things. So, are our brains wired for anxiety? I'd love to know what you all think and hear your thoughts and experiences. Any research you have read on this subject would be of interest to me.