Being intellectually gifted isn't necessarily all roses.
In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I interview Edward Amend, an eminent expert in intellectually gifted kids who are unhappy. That of course can be caused by a misfitting educational experience but also can come from ADHD, depression, or autism level 1 (Asperger's Syndrome.) In the jargon, such kids are called "twice exceptional."
I asked him about what parents and teachers can do with various flavors of unhappy gifted kids.