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Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: ‘Bipolar Advantage’ Of Intellectual Creativity

Intellectual wellness involves lifelong learning, application of knowledge learned, and sharing knowledge.1 In this interview, Dara Sanandaji discusses how his lived experience with Bipolar I disorder serves as an asset to fueling creative thinking and to pass along wisdom through the expression of some of the intellectual dimensions of wellness.

1 Swarbrick, P., & Yudof, J. (2015). Wellness in Eight Dimensions. New Jersey: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Inc.



Dara Sanandaji

Author, Filmmaker, Consultant, Humanist Golder Rule Media, LLC; Golden Rule Solutions, LLC


Rachel Self, PhD, MS (OPDC)

Medical Science Director, Neuroscience Field Medical Affairs

Rachel Self, PhD, MS is a Medical Science Director for Otsuka’s Neuroscience Field Medical Affairs, neuroscientist, & wellness advocate

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Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Intellectual Wellness

Dara Sanandaji is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Rachel Self, PhD, MS is a paid employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. 

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