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Can lithium deficiency lead to mood disorder i.E. Mania ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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