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Treatment Tracking Made for Everyone Health Treatment Tracker  CareClinic is a treatment tracker that can help manage any chronic condition or symptoms that one may be experiencing. CareClinic helps you take back control of your life.  CareClinic comes with many built-in features to kickstart your needs for trackings symptoms, medication and your overall treatment. Patient Read more about Treatment Tracker[…]

Tracking Your Mental Health

There are many reasons for using a mental health tracker can be beneficial for your health and wellness. Psychological conditions require you to continually monitor your health to manage and improve it.

The CareClinic mental health tracker app now has the capability to track your mood, pain, depression, anxiety built right into the app. These can be tracked as part of your daily vitals or can be added as symptoms to be tracked on a frequent basis.

 

Defining Mental Disorders

These can be defined by problems that people experience in their minds and feelings. The causes are not familiar but the symptoms are valid and should be managed like any other condition. The treatments usually involve psychotherapy or medicine prescribed by a psychiatrist.

The three major types of disorders are listed under three categories clinically, such as: Adult, Childhood and Personality disorders and many disorders fall in multiple categories.

The complete list of Adult Mental disorders that can be tracked are listed below:

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorders such as Depressive Episode, Hypomanic Episode, and Manic Episode
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Compulsive Disorder or OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Phobia
  • You may track your sleep and wake disorders as well, such as Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs.
  • Sexual Disorders may also be tracked

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Chronic Illness Tracker

Who Needs to Track their Conditions?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a chronic illness you will know all the reasons as to why it is crucial to consistently track and monitor on-going conditions. 48% of the US population is currently suffering from one or more chronic conditions and it is only expected to rise for the foreseeable future (see chart below).

CareClinic was designed for patients with Chronic diseases, we have made the platform robust and versatile to track and manage many different conditions effectively on the web, Android and Apple’s iPhone.

Why Should You Track Chronic Illness’?

  1. Helps you adhere to your plan more efficiently, so you know what’s working and what’s not and why.
  2. It could lower your costs and save you time – As a side, did you know that chronic medical conditions cost the US health system 75% of its health care budget? (reference)
  3. Find triggers for your symptoms – Discover correlations that you didn’t know existed so you can better manage your health.

 

How To Track Your Chronic Illness

CareClinic allows you to track specific symptoms, record current interventions and all other environmental factors that affect your health. With enough logging, you may view correlations in reports to better understand how different factors influence your health.

The main problems with managing chronic conditions are: Physicians may lack important patient-reported data which impedes proper care, CareClinic bridges this gap. Below we list the most commonly tracked chronic conditions on our platform.

5 Steps to Get You Started

  1. Add Your Chronic Disease once you signup
  2. Record your interventions (Treatment) in your private Care plan, this encompasses your medicine, natural remedies, physical activity, therapies, and even your diet.
  3. Record Your Symptoms when they flare up, along with activities, biometrics
  4. Remember to set reminders for your pills which helps you adhere to medicine safely by reminding you of which medicine to take at the right time and with the right amounts
  5. Find correlations in the reports, see what’s working and what’s not
  6. Print your reports for a caregiver with more accurate details of your health

This may seem overwhelming at first, but with our user-friendly mobile apps (also available on the web) we make it as easy as possible, see an example initial symptom entry form. After it is added for the first time, you can quickly select your symptom and adjust the levels in your journal posts (which acts as your private net diary).

CareClinic Web app Symptom Entry Screen

 

Track your chronic disease using built-in care management apps such as our clinically-validated journaling platform, reminder system, reports, and our circle of care app known as CareTeams. CareTeams also enable real-time data monitoring and allows for remote monitoring of your treatment if needed.

Your CareTeam portal helps you add caregivers that help you manage your health.

Get Started with self-care

CareClinic provides value-based care which bridges the patient-physician gap by ensuring adherence to care plans between visits, which is beneficial for everyone.

Our vision for the future is that your care provider will find this data incredibly useful and provide more precision based medical interventions that can help you manage your health more meaningfully.

Our platform assists in self-monitoring by using reminders, rendering useful reports, and by keeping everyone in the loop. All of this has proven to improve outcomes and potentially reduce symptoms over time. We encourage you to try CareClinic out for yourself, it is free to start, click here.

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Looking for a Self-Care App?

What is Self-Care?

In our eyes, self care is the act of engaging in proactively maintaining good health (preventative) or taking actionable steps in improving one’s own health. It is also an album by Mac Miller, but listening to it can be part of your self care plan!

Selfcare can be seen as a 360 degree approach to being healthy. It is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, it is something you need to figure out yourself as well.

Improving one’s health is not strictly restricted to fitness and exercise. It is a series of good habits and things that bring joy into your life and improves your overall quality of life (QOL).

To achieve a high quality of life, one must do things that not only makes them happy but those that bring meaning into their life.

One of the cheapest and most therapeutic things one can do based on recent research is keeping a gratitude journal (more on this later) or maintaining any type of diary (yes it is not just for teenage girls anymore — much like adult coloring books —). When all of these habits are compiled into a plan, it is referred to as a care plan.

 

Composing a Care Plan for your Life

CareClinic is the simplest way to maintain a self action care plan. If you haven’t already done so, start by creating a free account by clicking here. Now follow these 3 simple steps to help you figure out what to put in your plan, how to track it, and to monitor your journey.

1. List Your Essentials

 

Add your medication & supplements you need help taking, once added you can add reminders and we will send you reminders within the app or via email.

Add your physical activity, what are the exercises or sports you engage in? Add them to your list and add reminders for the days you do them.

Remember, these reminders come with a “Completed” button so you can be held accountable. Speaking of accountability, make sure to add “CareContacts” or members to your “CareTeam” which will allow your friends and family to either see your progress towards a better you.

If you would like to really be held accountable to your plan, you can set them to get emails when you fail to follow through with your plan — this type of support is great for building habits quickly!

Add your nutritional plan, what are the foods that you should and should not eat, quickly build out your list of “suspect” or “good foods”. Biohackers (a new term used to describe that want to optimize human performance) add suspect foods that they learn about so they have a quick reference of what they should or should not eat.

Add your therapies & biohacks, this includes things like CBT, Low level laser therapy, or any other thing that you need to partake in for one reason or another.

 

2. List Your Good-to-Haves

Now that we have the essentials set, let’s add things that are good to have, here are a few things that you may want to add:

  1. Cooking, Baking
  2. Meditation, Mindfulness
  3. Social time and interacting with others
  4. Writing in your self care journal
  5. Add water in-take reminders to your nutrition list, or bulletproof coffee, or kombucha, kefir, whatever it may be.

Feel free to add other activities you enjoy, is it listening to music, dancing, playing an instrument, playing a sport? Add them to the desired category, no need to add a reminder for these, these are done when you can.

Use your plan as a reference, the calendar below your care plan automatically updates your reminders below (and later on will show your adherence to your self care plan).

 

3. Post To Your Journal

Did you know writing in your journal can improve your immunity? (ref) It can also improve your cognition (IQ), help your wounds heal at a faster rate, lower stress, and increase confidence?

Questions you want to answer daily, such as: “What was I grateful for today?” “What made me laugh today?” “One good thing about today was when ?” “What is one thing I can help someone else do?”

Tips on journaling: Sometimes it may not be clear what to write about, but the only way to really figure out what to write about is to start. Don’t overwrite, do not spend more than 20 minutes.

Keep in mind CareClinic works on mobile and the web, so no matter what device you may be on, you can write in your diary… not having access is no longer an excuse, unless if part of your care plan includes “less screen time”.

This may all sound too good to be true, but journaling is the most cost effective way to be more mentally and emotionally happy according to Dr. Pennebaker (written in his book: Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotion).

 

What’s are the next steps?

The next step after saving your care plan is to consult a professional that can look it over and confirm the items you entered are ‘safe’ or a good start. Some people you may consider talking to include integrated medicine doctors, nutritionists and dieticians, chiropractors & fitness trainers.

It is good to divide your plan into 4 major categories: Physical Self-care, Psychological, Emotional & Spiritual, Workplace.

Additionally, now is the time for you to start tracking symptoms if any and find triggers and correlations, luckily we make it by showing charts and our advanced algorithms can bubble up issues it thinks you may find useful (not a replacement for medical advice).

CareClinic is available on desktop and through your mobile browser, additionally, you can also download the CareClinic app for Android or iPhone, iPad (iOS) through the app store.

If you are ready to get started, click here.

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