The Link Between Disorder and Genius
On Sale: March 7, 2017
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A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection
between the potential for great talent and conditions
commonly thought to be “disabilities,” revealing how the
source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest
In The Power of Different, 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 demonstrate how specific deficits in
certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the
potential for great talent. Saltz shows how the very
conditions that cause people to experience difficulty at
school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are
inextricably bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic,
empathetic, and cognitive abilities.
In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging
scientific 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.
They are leaning into their brain differences to:
*Identify areas of interest and expertise
*Develop work arounds
*Create the environments that best foster their talents
*Forge rewarding interpersonal relationships
Enlightening and inspiring, The Power of Different proves
that the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of
strength and productivity, and contributes to the richness
of our world.
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