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A consultant psychiatrist last night called on Government to add lithium salts to the public water supply in a bid to lower the suicide rate and depression among the general population.
At a mental health forum on “Depression in Rural Ireland” in Ennistymon, Co Clare, Dr Moosajee Bhamjee said that “there is growing scientific evidence that adding trace amounts of the drug lithium to a water supply can lower rates of suicide and depression”.
Lithium is used by doctors as a mood stabiliser in the treatment for depression.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
i'm taking psychology in college atm and from what i understand, lithium in the water would be largely ineffective. it has a small window of usefulness between no effect, and toxicity. this level is different for everyone and you must keep the amount of lithium in this range or it is either dangerous or doesn't do anything.
i wonder how much is a "trace" amount.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Stories like this make me very happy I have a well! I wonder how much he was paid to make that recommendation?