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Not everything fits well into a blog post. I’ve put together a number of articles designed to answer general questions about bipolar disorder, including what it is, how it is caused, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated, and how it affects different groups of people. You can find these information pages below:


What Is Bipolar Disorder?
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Bipolar disorder is a spectrum of disorders that affect mood. Those who have bipolar disorder will have periods of very high mood called "mania" or "hypomania" and periods of very low mood called "major depression". Both...

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Because bipolar disorder is such a wide spectrum disorder and because that disorder includes multiple phases and episodes, the symptoms are quite complex. In this article, I will discuss the various symptoms of bipolar di...

Causes of Bipolar Disorder
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. There are three senses in which bipolar disorder can be said to be caused. The first sense is whether or not the disease is genetic or caused by the environment. The second is what causes the onset of bipolar disorder. ...

Getting a Bipolar Diagnosis
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. If you suspect that you or someone you love may have bipolar disorder, it is important to seek out a diagnosis for the condition. However, getting a diagnosis can be a tricky process. Often, bipolar disorder is confused ...

Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. While medication is an important part of treating bipolar disorder, a combination of medication and therapy is far more likely to help people prevent relapses and to provide a better life overall. On this page, I will dis...

Bipolar Disorder in Women
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Unlike major depression, which is three times more likely in women than it is in men, bipolar disorder affects the sexes at roughly equal rates. However, just because bipolar disorder is just as likely to affect women as ...

Bipolar Disorder in Men
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Unlike women, men don't have any completely unique issues when it comes to bipolar disorder. Because women can give birth and breast feed, there are a number of issues that only affect them. However, there are a number o...

Bipolar Disorder in Children
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Perhaps no issue in bipolar disorder is currently more contentious than the issue of bipolar disorder in children. In 2007, a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry showed that diagnoses of pediatric bipolar disorder...

Bipolar Disorder and Relationships
By Daniel Bader, Ph.D. Even without bipolar disorder, relationships can be very tricky. Entire industries and, as far as I can tell, at least half of all magazine articles and pop songs are dedicated to discussing them. Bipolar disorder, how...

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Psychotherapy from Daniel

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RP (Qualifying), CCC

Daniel Bader, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Canadian Certified Counsellor specializing in bipolar disorder, offering in-person psychotherapy in Kitchener, Ontario, and online and telephone psychotherapy within Canada.

To book an appointment with Daniel, please visit his Psychology Today profile.