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Low-Dose Lithium

Sudhir Gadh, MD -  - Psychiatrist

Sudhir Gadh, MD

Psychiatrist located in New York, NY & East Hampton, NY

More than one in five American adults live with mental illness, and those rates are rising. At his practice on the Upper East Side, Board-Certified psychiatrist Sudhir Gadh, MD provides innovative low-dose lithium treatment when appropriate to enhance mental health. If you want to improve anxiety, sleep patterns, reduce self-destructive behavior, or reduce your brain's aging process, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Low-Dose Lithium Q & A

What is low-dose lithium?

Lithium is a naturally-occurring mineral that exists in our food and water supply.

As a metal and salt that conducts and stores energy in the brain, improving natural lithium levels can better distribute neuronal energy, and block aging enzymes like GSK-3. A balanced energy can promote a positive mood, your brain's detoxification process, and overall emotional wellness.

Dr. Gadh monitors your lithium intake in small quantities - avoiding any concern over overdose or side effects. In low doses, lithium improves several mental health conditions and is a natural anti-inflammatory.

What does low-dose lithium treat?

Usual Lithium prescriptions ranging from 600-1200 milligrams daily often treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. That said, doses as low as one milligram of elemental lithium benefits you regardless of whether you struggle with overall mental health.

Low-dose lithium can treat:

  • Post Covid-19
  • Alzheimer's and prevention of
  • Mood-disorders
  • Loss of sharpness
  • Addiction or overuse of alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, benzodiazepines
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Depression
  • Sleep of difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Aggression
  • Impulsivity

Lithium can help support the brain's aging process, improve cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and metabolic function, and help the inflammatory and antioxidant processes.

How does low-dose lithium treatment work?

Dr. Gadh conducts a thorough mental health exam at your first appointment, determining your current symptoms and needs.

Dr. Gadh may encourage prescription lithium in low dosages. Another option is lithium orotate — a supplement form of lithium. You can order it online at

With prescription lithium, you take low doses, at or below 150 milligrams of Lithium Carbonate on its own, or Dr. Gadh may prescribe it alongside an antidepressant medication.

If you want to hear more about the benefits of low-dose lithium, search the key words “low dose lithium” on Pubmed or Google book an appointment online today or over the phone with Sudhir Gadh, MD.