If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it can be overwhelming. New medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes may be recommended. But what are the most effective treatments? With The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder, 2nd Edition, you can take charge and manage your condition, or learn the best ways to support your friend or family member. Dean Haycock, PhD, and Sheldon Whitten-Vile, MD, explain: The causes of bipolar disorder; Common side effects of medications; Alternative and nontraditional approaches; Mania and manic episodes; Links between bipolar and other disorders. This completely revised and updated edition includes the latest treatment options as well as recent studies and classifications. Bipolar disorder is a complex diagnosis. With this positive, supportive guide, you'll find the answers to all your questions-even the ones you haven't thought to ask.