Millions of people suffer from bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic-depression), a mental Illness that is now classified as one of the ten leading causes of disability in the world. Conventional medicine currently treats bipolar exclusively with prescription drugs. However, this approach does not offer any lasting improvement or cure. Marohn advocates a treatement strategy that combines conventional pharmacological treatment along with alternative therapies. This natural medicine approach is based on treating the individual rather than the diagnostic label and addressing the underlying imbalances rather than suppressing symptoms. The book covers a wide range of therapies, with case studies throughout to illustrate their practical application. Among the natural medicine therapies featured are biochemical therapy, biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, cranial osteopathy, family systems therapy, homoeopathy, NAET (allergy elimination), amino acid/nutritional therapy. This is an accessible approach to the disorder that is chock-full of helpful information and anecdotes that has proved to be a valuable resource for those who suffer from this disorder and their family and friends.