Mood monitoring worksheet Bipolar disorder


What is the theory behind this mood monitoring worksheet Bipolar disorder? 

The term “Bipolar” refers to the ability to alternate between the two extremes of mood. Extreme mood fluctuations with emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression) are a symptom of bipolar disorder, which is also called manic depression. Psychotherapy and medicine are frequently used in an effective treatment strategy. Although interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) and family-focused therapy are newer therapies created expressly for the treatment of bipolar disease, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) continues to be a significant treatment for bipolar disorder.

How will the worksheet help?

The evidence suggests that controlling your mood can help you manage bipolar. This worksheet will help clients to monitor changes in their mood.. It’s necessary to be aware of how you feel in order to stay healthy, so keep an eye out for any slight changes in your mood. It is easy to manage a mild mood shift from developing into a full-blown episode of mania or depression if clients identify the changes in the mood quickly and take action.  

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapists can use this worksheet with clients. Therapists can give this worksheet to the clients to keep the record of their mood changes. Clients can also use this worksheet for self-monitoring of mood.  

Mood monitoring worksheet Bipolar disorder

Keep the record of your mood by maintaining the chart. Put the ✔️ in the box that describes your mood. If you experience both high and low moods on the same day then put ✔️ in both boxes. 

Situations that caused me to have high or low moods include:

References

Bipolar disorder. (n.d.). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder

Living with bipolar disorder. (2022, November 1). HelpGuide.org. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/bipolar-disorder/living-with-bipolar-disorder.htm

Elizabeth L Murnane, Dan Cosley, Pamara Chang, Shion Guha, Ellen Frank, Geri Gay, Mark Matthews, Self-monitoring practices, attitudes, and needs of individuals with bipolar disorder: implications for the design of technologies to manage mental health, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 23, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 477–484

You can download this worksheet here.


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