Why Is Lithium Efficacious in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: How Psychiatry and Cosmology Come Together to Provide the Answer

13 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2020

Date Written: October 20, 2020

Abstract

Background: We would try to answer three fundamental unanswered questions regarding the oldest bipolar disorder mood-stabilizer, lithium: (a) why can lithium accomplish that task, (b) why is lithium-therapeutic-level much higher than that of lithium occurring naturally, and, (c) for stabilization, why do lithium-supplementation dosages vary so greatly?

Methods: Various lithium-to-hydrogen levels for the early universe, current universe, therapeutic serum level, etc., were calculated and compared. Also, the hair-lithium levels of various groups, bipolar patients and non-patients, and the lithium in plant tissues were compared to cosmological lithium-values.

Results: Amazingly, three sets of seemingly-mutually-exclusive numbers were congruent: for example, the lithium level of the early universe was similar to the typical therapeutic lithium level.

Conclusions: Lithium is essential for mental stability. Two groups of people tend to be bipolar: those in whom the early-universe lithium-level is dominantly-ingrained, requiring higher lithium-supplementation; and those in whom current-universe lithium-level is dominantly-ingrained, but are deficient in lithium, requiring lower lithium-supplementation.

Keywords: bipolar disorder, lithium and bipolar, bipolar mood stabilizer, valporic acid and bipolar, MIPS and bipolar, lithium and Big Bang, cosmic lithium abundance, CACNA1C and bipolar, rs1006737 and bipolar, GSK-3 and PKC in bipolar, glutamate and GABA neurotransmission in bipolar

Suggested Citation

Dalton, Dave, Why Is Lithium Efficacious in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: How Psychiatry and Cosmology Come Together to Provide the Answer (October 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3715832 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3715832

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