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A 38-year-old male asked:

can lithium deficiency lead to mood disorder i.e. mania ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Unconfirmed: Human diseases possibly related to deficient lithium intake have not been well studied. Still, lithium is probably an essential nutrient present in foods and water supply. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11838882 there is no direct relationship between "low" lithium and mania -- yet it's true that lithium is an established mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder & has antidepressant action too.

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