Bipolar disorder causes extreme behavioral and mood swings. These changes from the highs known as mania to the lows of depression are the reasons why it was often called manic depression in the past. Readers discover this and other essential information about this disorder as they explore its symptoms, causes, and treatments. Through detailed sidebars, quotes from experts, and full-color photographs, readers gain a deeper understanding of bipolar disorder as well as how to support loved ones who face its unique challenges. Readers are given the tools to confront the stigma around bipolar disorder with knowledge and empathy.