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Should we put lithium in the water to help people with bipolar disorder? – Daily Mail

Tuesday, 8 November, 2022

Should we put lithium in the water to help people with bipolar disorder? – Daily Mail

It's an argument that’s raging between eminent psychiatrists over an NHS-approved drug treatment for the mental health condition bipolar disorder.

Are lithium tablets, developed in the 1950s, outdated, unproven and ineffective; a ‘chemical cosh’ that puts patients into a stupor and exposes them to a raft of unpleasant and even life-threatening side effects in the process.

Or is lithium highly effective in stabilising mood and preventing suicides, and should it even be put in to our drinking water, as some experts recommend?

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11393611/Should-lithium-water-help-people-bipolar-disorder.html

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