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Neurodiversity
Starting on Feburary 6, 2010, HBO will lauch a new biopic starring Golden Globe award winner Claire Danes, based on the life of Temple Grandin, designer of livestock machinery, best-selling author, and autistic individual.  Grandin has punctured the stereotype of autism as a disorder locking a person into isolation from the rest of the world.  Instead,...
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I just read an interesting editorial in the current issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry on schizophrenia.  In particular this paragraph intrigued me: "What causes schizophrenia? The short answer may be "nothing" or more precisely "no one thing." In most cases, schizophrenia is an end result of a complex interaction between thousands of genes...
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 [Product Description from Amazon.com].   "Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. "The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook" is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions...
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Product Description from Amazon:  This beautifully written exploration of "the unusual abilities of those who are differently wired" (Psychology Today) received a Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for outstanding literary contribution to the world of mental health. In this fascinating literary memoir, Susanne Antonetta draws on her personal experience as...
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From the back cover:   Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences brings together the expertise of a powerful group of authoritative writers, offering an explanation of how psychologists identify a range of specific learning differences in students. It provides detailed information about the most common types of neurodiversity, and explores them in relation...
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