When I found a new doctor who was willing to help me taper off of medications, they recommended that I track my mental state using Moodtracker. I have used it for two years and found it to be a very helpful part of my mental health regimen.
Moodtracker lets you input how much you slept, your mood and anxiety levels, whether you took medication or not and other aspects of each day. You can share your charts with your doctor or anyone else you would like to be keeping track of your health. I have found it really helpful to be able to look back over the months and see my patterns.
More recently they released a paid version which I haven’t tried but looks to have many additional features. The free version has been fine for what I’m using it for.
One of the crucial tips my doctor gave me was that when patients stop using the Moodtracker after they’ve been consistent about it that tends to mean they aren’t doing well. Knowing that made me hyper aware of my use of it, which has really kept me on track.
If you’re currently working with a therapist or psychiatrist regarding depression, anxiety, mood swings or bipolar disorder, I recommend mentioning Moodtracker to them and asking if you can share your charts with them. My doctor felt more confident with lessening my medications and seeing me less often knowing that I was checking in online each day.
I do wish that Moodtracker had an app, because sometimes I don’t look at my computer for a few days or I forget to use it. There are some similar apps and websites out there that I might check out to compare. I’ll keep you posted!