While many try and simply remember their mood patterns and shifts, it can be challenging to accurately keep track of one's feelings and emotions, which are important for healthcare professionals to be aware of as such information can influence medications and therapy strategies.
Fortunately, there are a variety of new apps entering the market that are specifically designed to better assist those with mental health conditions monitor their emotional highs and lows. Not only do they allow users to quickly and easily keep track of their feelings and how they change over time, but the hope is that one comes to better understand their disorder. "Over time, the user may discover patterns or certain triggers that always precede a negative or positive episode. Becoming aware of mood patterns allows a person to learn more about their illness and begin to take positive steps to steer their emotions toward a stable and happier life."
To find out more about some of these new apps, check out the article, "Mood Tracking Applications for People with Bipolar Disorder" or find them on iTunes: