Our expert says:
Lithium has been in use for many years and can be very helpful in treating Bipolar Disorder. It isn't usually used simply to treat Depression - BUT in situations where several antidepressants have been tried on their own, and a depression is not responding to these usual treatments, some psychiatrists will use other drugs as "adjuvants" to improve the effectiveness of the antidepressant, and this might be Lithium some might even use thyroxine. So what has been suggested makes some sense and could be reasonable. But as you seem to have doubts it might be worth arraging to see a different psychiatrist for a second opinion, taking with you a proper outline of all your previous treatments.
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