Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her “symptoms”–only ever labeled as anxiety– were considered autistic and ADHD. Her research led her to the world of neurodiversity and the move away from pathologizing “abnormal” versus “normal” brains.
This work explores what it means to be a woman in the modern medical framework, overlooked, misdiagnosed, and dismissed. Though written on behalf of one gender, Nerenberg’s ideas apply to anyone who doesn’t fit the medical “norm”.
This is a must-read for anyone who is (or is wondering if they are) autistic and/or living with ADHD, synesthesia, high sensitivity, sensory processing disorder, misophonia and more.
“American psychiatry has increasingly taught our society to think that people can be divided into two categories: those who are “normal” and those who are “not normal.” In Divergent Mind, Jenara Nerenberg powerfully writes of an urgent need to scrap that way of thinking, and replace it with a societal appreciation for the many gifts that people with “divergent minds” bring to our world. Hers is a clarion call for change.”
This title, like all items in The Autastic Shop, is a community pick.
Good to know:
- 261 pages.
- An Amazon Kindle version is available.
Website: Jenara Nerenberg & The Neurodiversity Project
Facebook: Jenara Nerenberg & The Neurodiversity Project