Why Low-Dose Lithium?
Present in trace amounts in the foods we eat and the water we drink, lithium is a critical nutrient for many aspects of human physiology. While it has been widely prescribed and researched as a mood-stabilizing drug, it continues to be one of the most slandered and misunderstood therapies in medicine. Erroneously, much of the public – as well as some health professionals – continue to think of lithium almost exclusively as a high-dose drug. As a naturally-occurring mineral, lithium can be utilized in micro-doses mimicking those found in our food and water supplies to balance brain chemistry safely and effectively.
Low-dose lithium has shown to be effective in a variety of applications, from treating Alzheimer’s, depression, and traumatic brain injury to preventing suicide. A novel, evidence-based model, focused on prevention and inclusion of low-dose lithium, may help us reduce suffering and bolster mental wellness in ways we’ve not thought possible before. To learn more, visit LowDoseLithium.com.
Low-dose, nutritional lithium is such an important topic and so few people know how incredibly effective and safe a treatment it can be for many devastating psychiatric and neurological disorders.
- Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause amongst the top 10 for which there is no cure and no effective treatment.
- Suicide rates worldwide are rising and the models we now employ for suicide prevention are simply incomplete and inadequate.
Lithium may be our best hope for treating Alzheimer’s, preventing suicide, and impacting other frontiers in psychiatric and neurologic wellness. The time for action is now.
What is Psychiatry Redefined?
- An educational platform for practitioners who seek to move beyond symptom management or suppression and instead offer patients real recovery.
- A beacon of hope for individuals struggling with mental illness who are tired of ineffective treatments and ‘one size fits all’ interventions who seek personalized care.
- A bridge between discovery and application that infuses integrated therapeutic models with the very latest in scientific research.
- A vision brought to life for mental health professionals, patients, family members, and caregivers that focuses not only on neurologic health but also physical and emotional wellness. A functional roadmap integrating mind and body together in order to achieve balance and lasting health.
- A new model to move the field of psychiatry along a path illuminated by science.
Dr. Greenblatt, Founder
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.
An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, educator, and author, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. Through three decades of practice and research, Dr. Greenblatt is a leading contributor to helping physicians and patients understand the role of personalized medicine for mental illness.
He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD; Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story; Answers to Anorexia; Integrative Medicine for Alzheimer’s; and Integrative Medicine for Binge Eating.
Dr. Greenblatt is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry. Psychiatry Redefined offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals to learn about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness. To learn more, please visit www.JamesGreenblattMD.com.