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Sign up now to attend our upcoming Empathic Therapy Conference  February 27,28, March 1st, 2014 in Safety Harbor, Florida.  Join Peter Breggin, MD, film maker Kevin Miller, the Florida Adlerian Society and many more speakers. Empathic Therapy, Toxic Psychiatry, Families, Children, Dementia, Recovery, Well-Being,  Addiction, SSRI Violence, Tardive Dyskinesia ~ CEUs available

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Lithium is a toxic metal with no known function in the body--Peter R. Breggin MDLithium

Lithium "is a toxic metal with no known function in the body....it interferes with nerve transmission in general, slowing down the responses to the brain." "Consistent with its toxic effects on the nervous system, lithium causes a tremor in 30-50 percent of patients. Tremors can be a warning sign of impending serious toxicity of the brain, especially if it occurs along with other danger signals, such as memory dysfunction, reduced concentration, slowed thinking, confusion, disorientation, difficulty walking, slurred speech, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting and headache. Muscle aches and twitches, weakness, lethargy and thirst are other common signs of lithium toxicity. In the late stages of lithium toxicity, the patient may become delirious and succumb to seizures and coma. EEG studies indicate an abnormal slowing of brain waves in a significant portion of patients routinely treated with lithium; the condition worsens with toxicity."  (for complete information see Dr. Breggin's medical text Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry Second Edition.)