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

By: Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, 2021Copyright date: 2020Edition: First editionDescription: 245 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780062876799
  • 0062876791
  • 9780062876805
  • 0062876805
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Online version:: Divergent mind.DDC classification:
  • 616.890082 23
LOC classification:
  • RC451.4.W6 N47 2021
NLM classification:
  • WA 309
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I: Inner worlds. The female mind throughout history ; Reframing sensitivity -- Part II: Outer frames. Autism, synesthesia, and ADHD ; Sensory processing "disorder" -- Part III: Something new. Well-being ; Home ; Work -- Afterword.
Summary: "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.
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Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
BOOK BOOK NCAR Library Foothills Lab RC451.4 .W6 .N47 2021 1 Not for loan Part of the NaN Accommodations Library Collection. 50583020021402
Total holds: 0

First published in 2020.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Part I: Inner worlds. The female mind throughout history ; Reframing sensitivity -- Part II: Outer frames. Autism, synesthesia, and ADHD ; Sensory processing "disorder" -- Part III: Something new. Well-being ; Home ; Work -- Afterword.

"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.

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