Divergent Mind

ISBN: 9780062876805 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Jenara Nerenberg Editură: HarperCollins Publishers Inc Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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As a successful Harvard and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her “symptoms”--only ever labeled as anxiety-- were considered autistic and ADHD. Being a journalist, she dove into the research and uncovered neurodiversity—a framework that moves away from pathologizing “abnormal” versus “normal” brains and instead recognizes the vast diversity of our mental makeups.

When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.

Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are “different.” Sharing real stories from women with high sensitivity, ADHD, autism, misophonia, dyslexia, SPD and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely-held misconceptions (for example, it’s not that autistic people lack sensitivity and empathy, they have an overwhelming excess of it).

Nerenberg also offers us a path forward, describing practical changes in how we communicate, how we design our surroundings, and how we can better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better tomorrow for us all.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Neuropsihologie
Autor
Jenara Nerenberg
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Inaltime
20.3
Latime
13.5
Grosime
1.5
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
256
Subtitlu
Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You
Bic
JFSJ1, JM, JMP, KJ, MBPK
Greutate
193
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