November 17, 2009

Managing Bipolar Disorder: "Mood Mapping"

I've recently blogged about using Mood Tracking Solutions as a tool for those with bipolar disorder to help manage their lives (see Oct. 27 and Sept. 15 posts). I came across an interesting article which supports this notion. A UK based psychologist and bipolar patient, Dr. Liz Miller, has written a book: "Mood Mapping" which offers a method for bipolar patients to closely monitor their moods as a way to help manage their condition. Dr. Miller was a successful neurosurgeon when she was diagnosed with biopolar disorder at age 28; a series of personal setbacks associated with the bipolar condition Read more...
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October 27, 2009

Review of Mood Tracking Software: MoodTracker.com

MoodTracker.com Our findings are drawn from conversations with the MoodTracker.com CEO (David Hale), current users of MoodTraker.com, and our independent review of MoodTracker.com. We plan to monitor this software, stay in touch with active users and provide subsequent updates. We use pseudonyms to ensure MoodTracker users' privacy. What is MoodTracker.com? MoodTracker.com is a web-based Mood Tracking system which helps people who suffer from bipolar depression or depression track relevant information & data associated with their illness. This information includes: establishing a daily mood chart; charting a patient's "Mood History;" establishing a patient's Medical History; building in Support Alerts which offer Read more...
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September 15, 2009

Review of Mood Tracking Software: bStable

bStableTM (McGraw Systems LLC) Our findings are drawn from conversations with the McGraw Systems CEO (Ben McGraw) and current users of bStable, and our independent review of bStable. We plan to use this software and provide a subsequent report on how it performs over time. We use pseudonyms to ensure bStable users' privacy. What is bStable? bStable is a comprehensive "Life Management System" software tool which enables patients diagnosed with affective disorders such as Bipolar Disorder or Depression, their loved ones, psychiatrists, and psychologists to manage the patient's disease state. Patients input and track numerous relevant areas that affect their Read more...
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August 5, 2009

Bipolar Mood Tracking

We are currently researching various Mood Tracking Systems which we will publish shortly. Patients and doctors alike can potentially benefit from the use of active mood charting. Our initial evaluation includes two web based systems, ChronoRecord and MoodTracker and one client/server system, bStable. If you have used one of these Mood Tracking tools or others please add your comments to this post. Our goal is to provide our readers with a good foundation from which they can explore the usefulness of these systems for themselves, friends or loved ones. Read more...
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