A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be “disabilities.” Psychiatrist and bestselling author Gail Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain “problems” — including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism — and tells the stories of lay individuals to show how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. Rooted in her experience as a professor and practicing psychiatrist and based on the latest neuropsychiatric research, Saltz demonstrates how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. She also shows how the very conditions that can cause difficulty in life are bound to creative disciplinary artistic empathetic and cognitive abilities. In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions but who have flourished because of them. The Power of Different shows how the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity and can contribute to the richness of our world.
The Power of Different
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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