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Divergent mind : thriving in a world that wasn't designed for you / Jenara Nerenberg.

Nerenberg, Jenara, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 616.890082 NER 000157615 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062876799
  • ISBN: 0062876791
  • ISBN: 9780062876805
  • ISBN: 0062876805
  • Physical Description: 244 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Inner worlds -- Outer frames -- Something new.
Summary, etc.:
"A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women-those with ADHD, autism, and other sensory processing differences-exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish As a successful, Harvard- and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her "symptoms" that were 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. 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 ADHD, autism, synesthesia, misophonia, and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely held misconceptions. She also offers a path forward, describing practical changes in how we can communicate, design our surroundings, and better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better tomorrow for us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Mental health.
Neuropsychology.
Brain > Sex differences.
Sensitivity (Personality trait)
Brain > Sex differences.
Neuropsychology.
Sensitivity (Personality trait)
Women > Mental health.