By Ilse Watson
People with bipolar disorder experience intense high and low moods. Today, there are many highly rated apps that are designed to help people with bipolar disorder to track their moods so they and their healthcare provider can get more detailed insight into their daily highs and lows.
Here are a few examples of good mood trackers:
- Moodtracker: Go to Mood Tracker for more information. The mood chart shows your daily mood level along with your hours of sleep and your medications. The chart can show a month, a quarter, or a year of information. Medication tracking helps you keep track of what meds you’re taking now as well as what meds you’ve had in the past. Dosage amounts and dosage frequency are tracked too.
- Optimism: Optimism is a highly rated phone app that asks you to rate your mood, how well you are coping, your sleep, your exercise and your medicine that you take. Optimism also has a website that users can log into to see a fuller picture of their data.
- Daylio: Daylio is one of the best mood tracking apps to use. Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Entries take just seconds but help you ginormously. You will discover hidden patterns and maybe use Daylio to create some useful habits like running, eating more healthy or waking up earlier.
- eMoods: This mood tracker is by far one of the most simple and straightforward. Each day you’re asked to select your mood, which has corresponding colours. These colours are then plugged into a monthly calendar so you can view trends over time. Users can set timers to ensure they enter their feelings every day. Time-stamped notes and changes to medication are also easy to enter in the notes section. At the end of the month, you can email your doctors your daily outcomes.
More mood tracking apps: HealthLine.