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naturalfact360@gmail.com Nov 1, 2015 7:09 am

Yes, multiple factors to consider, but a couple to look at from the layperson's perspective might be the high incidence of antipressant use in the U.S and current medications specifically used to manage bipolar disorder - the point being that much of the population is being psychoactively medicated in a heavy, blunt force way already: it's massive versus how many people are being affected by things in the drinking water (though I realize how broad a generalization that may be).

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-rise-of-all-purpose-antidepressants/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20027544

"Examples of mood stabilizers include lithium (Lithobid), valproic acid (Depakene), divalproex sodium (Depakote), carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro, others) and lamotrigine (Lamictal)."

Lithium differs from the others in that it isn't an anti-seizure med. But which of these is less toxic, and which might the already over-medicated American public benefit most by having in the water supply?

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jh1944@gmail.com naturalfact360@gmail.comNov 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Yes, multiple factors to consider, but a couple to look at from the layperson's perspective might be the high incidence of antipressant use in the U.S and current medications specifically used to manage bipolar disorder - the point being that much of the population is being psychoactively medicated in a heavy, blunt force way already: it's massive versus how many people are being affected by things in the drinking water (though I realize how broad a generalization that may be).

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-rise-of-all-purpose-antidepressants/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20027544

"Examples of mood stabilizers include lithium (Lithobid), valproic acid (Depakene), divalproex sodium (Depakote), carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro, others) and lamotrigine (Lamictal)."

Lithium differs from the others in that it isn't an anti-seizure med. But which of these is less toxic, and which might the already over-medicated American public benefit most by having in the water supply?

The evidence demonstrates a very strong association between natural lithium levels and a variety of mental effects. Adverse psychosocial health events are clearly greater in areas with naturally low water lithium levels across a broad range of conditions. The doses needed to insure adequate health are very tiny compared to those used for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. See what the New York Times has to say in this comprehensive article.                                                                                  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/opinion/sunday/should-we-all-take-a-bit-of-lithium.html?_r=0

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