Power Different

Author(s): Gail Saltz

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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 strengths.

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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Wonderful book that encourages people to look at mental disorders in a new way and understand that each brain is different. Dr. Saltz's examples of actual patients and their struggles were powerful and educational. Super informative and interesting read for anyone that loves the brain and would like a better understanding of just how much it can vary from person to person! Alicia, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781250060013
  • : 0.43
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gail Saltz
  • : Hardback
  • : 256