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X99: The Link Between Mental Health Disorder and Genius with Dr. Gail Saltz

By September 16, 2022No Comments

Did you know there is an association between creativity and major mental disorders? And this has been known for hundreds of years.

The ancient Greeks thought of both as “having been touched by the gods.” And Aristotle said, “There is no genius without having a touch of madness.”

It makes you wonder, does one cause the other, or is there some common underlying factor that causes both things at once?

Or maybe the chicken or the egg paradox doesn’t even matter because once we’re in it, the best thing we can do is learn how to optimize our situations.

And I think the number one belief you need to do this is the belief that you can. That your diagnosis isn’t your doom, but more so your opportunity.

So what does the science say? How can we transform the source of our struggles to be the origin of our greatest strengths? That’s what we’re talking about today.

Our guest is Dr. Gail Saltz. She is a bestselling author of numerous books, serves as a Medical Expert for the Physicians for Human Rights, and is the host of the podcast “How Can I Help?”. Dr. Saltz is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of medicine, a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and has a private practice in Manhattan.

We Will Learn

  • What a brain difference is, and what traits are associated with it.
  • How to shift your focus from your diagnosis to your potential.
  • How we can foster the qualities of geniuses and high achievers in our own lives.

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