I bought some lithium orotate to test it out. Right now I have some mild benzo withdrawal symptoms so I'm wondering if lithium will help with that. I don't really feel bad emotionally, the main symptom is this stimulation/aggitation feeling which makes it hard to relax and sleep. Besides that, I get the odd wave of dysphoria. Will lithium help with that?
As for depression, is lithium only used to suppress emotions (i.e. for bipolar disorder or the kind of depression that causes negative emotions and sadness etc.), or does it have additional uses for treating depression? I read that lithium orotate has neuroprotective properies but haven't researched that yet. I also read that lithium orotate is far superior to traditional lithium salts because it penetrates cells much easier and thus, a much lower dosage of lithium is needed so I'm guessing it has much less side effects but does the orotate salt have beneficial properties that the traditional salts (i.e. lithium carbonate) don't have?