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What is Lithium?


What is Lithium?

Well, if you ask that most authoritative of resources, Google, it is ‘one of the most widely used and studied medications for treating bipolar disorder’. Indeed, since being approved by the FDA for treatment of manic illness in 1970, lithium been widely used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. But at the base of it all, lithium is simply an element, found naturally as a mineral salt. And just like so many other minerals – sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium to name just a few – it is vital to many of the body’s natural functions. Lithium is one of...

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