Glossary of Bipolar IN Order Terms

Hi! As we do the work of discovering what living with Bipolar means and how to use it as an advantage in our lives you may stumble upon new and not yet understood terms and phrases in the Bipolar Advantage Courses and Community. To address this we have put together the Bipolar Advantage Glossary of terms. It covers what is frequently used so you can understand what we mean. The list is by no means exhaustive, but if you feel there’s something important that we missed, send us an email to community@bipolaradvantage.com and let us know. Click here to return to the facebook group.

A

Awareness of States

One of the 8 aspects of the Bipolar IN Order. Measures how aware of mania and/or depression one is at any given time.

B

Bipolar Advantage

The only complete and holistic program designed specifically to help those who experience extreme states learn to function fully.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar in disorder is a cyclical condition. It is different for everyone. For the most part, those of us with the condition cycle through periods of mania and depression with periods of remission in between. Bipolar Disorder is when our manic and depressive episodes get the best of us and we can no longer function. 

Better Results

Striving towards living a more fulfilling life that works during episodes, does not diminish our potential, and includes a dramatic reduction of overwhelm by mania and depression.

Better Outcomes

The mainstream goal of treatment is to create remission. Bipolar Advantage guarantees better outcomes by challenging the remission paradigm which has been proven to not work.

Bipolar IN Order

Describes the ability to experience a range of states that no longer negatively impact our lives. Bipolar is IN Order when one is no longer overwhelmed and therefore can function fully DURING manic or depressive episodes. 

C

Comfort of Self

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. Measures how comfortable one is with the ability to function while experiencing any given state.

Comfort of Others

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. Measures how comfortable the people around us are with our ability to function while experiencing any given state.

D

Depression Advantage

Explores the positive value of depression, linking it to Eastern traditions of mental discipline, while at the same time appreciating the need for warranted medical diagnosis and treatment.

Dis-Order

Dis-Order means not living up to our core vaues. It is not about any state in particular, but rather about an inability to choose.

E

Equanimity

It means even-minded under all conditions. The ultimate goal of Bipolar IN Order is achieving this state in our lives more and more often. Until we can access it even in the most difficult times.

F

Functionality

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. Measures how functional one is during mania and/or depression.

Full Functionality

It means no longer being overwhelmed nor paralyzed when experiencing the highs and lows of mania and depression.

I

IN-Order

IN-Order means living according to one's core values.

Intensity

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. Measures how intense our states feel at any given moment.

Introspection

It means to look within. Through Introspection, we become aware of who we are, what we are thinking, and how we are behaving. Instead of deluding ourselves in regards to our thoughts and actions.

O

Overwhelm

To feel controlled by a state (e.g. mania, depression, fear, anger, anxiety) when the intensity

R

Remission

A period in which the bipolar symptoms become less intense or completely suppressed.

T

Time

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. It measures how much time we have before we loose out ability to function in any given state.

U

Understanding

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. It measures how well one understands a state in order to be able to function while experiencing it.

V

Value

One of the 8 aspects of Bipolar IN Order. It measures much we value the experience of a given state.

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