Depression and bipolar disorder are imbalances in brain chemistry that affect mood, perception, and behavior. If left untreated, these imbalances can lead to years of pain and even suicide. Better understanding of the causes of depression and bipolar disorder and a revolution in medications for psychiatric illness along with psychotherapy have made both conditions treatable and brought relief to millions. Everything from the history of these disorders to their treatment options and stories of real teens dealing with depression are covered. This book is developed from INVESTIGATING DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDER: REAL FACTS FOR REAL LIVES to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.