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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
- Eating Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorders
- Compulsive Disorder or OCD
- Panic Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- 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
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’?
- Helps you adhere to your plan more efficiently, so you know what’s working and what’s not and why.
- 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)
- 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
- Add Your Chronic Disease once you signup
- Record your interventions (Treatment) in your private Care plan, this encompasses your medicine, natural remedies, physical activity, therapies, and even your diet.
- Record Your Symptoms when they flare up, along with activities, biometrics
- 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
- Find correlations in the reports, see what’s working and what’s not
- 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).
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.
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.
Mood tracking is used for improving your mental health. The process is simple, you record your mood at set times throughout the day and then look at the results to find “triggers”. Triggers are things that could be causing you to have anxiety, clinical depression or other mood-related disorders.
Aside from just figuring out what the triggers for your mood are, you can also use the diary functionality to write about how you feel to lessen “cognitive burden” or the stress of having to keep things in your mind, which should help you feel better as well. Recording your mood may also let you know if you need to take any PRN medication associated with such a symptom in which case you can use CareClinic as a medication tracker as well.
Many users also use a mood tracker as a self-help technique as part of an overall self-care plan. Self-care is an act of taking cautionary steps outside the doctors’ clinic to help yourself. Below we show you a quick example of how to get started tracking your mood, writing in your journal, and looking at the results in the Reports section.
The Journal section contains a tab called “Daily Values” which gives the power to enter our Mood, see below:
Let’s suppose we came to the journal a few times throughout the day and decided to enter our mood (again these screenshots are from the web app, but the mobile app works the same way for iOS or Android) we could then step back and take a look at Reports (after three entries) and it would produce the following chart:
Mood Journaling Process
If we want to get a better overall glimpse as to how we are doing outside of the chart, we can hop on in the calendar as well, which will show the same thing, along with the remainder of the Daily Values. This can be useful to print or share with your caregiver if needed as it renders more information and provides the day of the week as a reference.
Additional features are always being added to make it easier to track your mood. It is wise to use a full solution to track your health like CareClinic then an app just for mood tracking as it will not provide the same amount of information to make sense of the data you are recording.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us, or otherwise give us a try by clicking here.
What are Health Progress Reports? As the name states, it is a report that renders your adherence to your care plan and the results. Progress reports are useful in determining what has worked and what has not. Progress Reports also contain correlations which let you learn more about your triggers if any and helps you Read more about Health Progress Reports[…]
A health diary can be used to track anything related to health quickly. CareClinic is flexible enough to work as a health diary that can be used to track anything that is important to you or your family.
CareClinic’s health journal provides a rich interface where a user can share notes or write down anything related to their day-to-day health or chronic conditions in one place and view it at a later time on a calendar or combine the diary with other metrics that can be tracked such as mood, depression, anxiety, stress, physical activity, sleep, medication and more.
Below we demonstrate how one can start using a simple digital health diary for keeping track of your health and then using a calendar to see the dates you have checked-in to your diary.
Posting to your Health Diary
Once this post is saved, it will be visible in the Logs & Reports section, where you can view it when needed. Along with your post, other metrics related to your health are automatically recorded as well (if they were entered). Remember, what gets measured, gets improved, so it is wise to enter other information along with your diary entry so it can make more sense down the line.
Health Diary Log & Reports
Once this is done, you can also see which days you made an entry in your health diary by going to the calendar section. This helps you measure your adherence or how often you post to your diary. In the example below, there were previous check-ins to the diary so you can see them on the calendar as well.
Health Diary Calendar
At this point, you can see that this user is not consistent in their entries, but is making attempts to journal as much as 3 times a day. We hope you enjoy using CareClinic as a health diary as it is a powerful tool to track and manage your health.
If you haven’t signed up already, you may do so here to begin.
The CareTeam functionality is used for multiple reasons that can help patients and users keep everyone in a persons ‘circle of care’ informed and up to date. People in your circle of care are responsible for collecting, using, disclosing or handling your personal health information. It can include people such as physicians, nurses, specialists and others Read more about CareTeam[…]