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Mood booklets.

dib4uk

dib4uk

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Hi all :)

I went to the psychiatrist on thursday for my apppointment, and at the end of it they suggested that i go on mood staberlisers, the problem is that the pyschiatrist is leaving- which caused me to well over react and start ranting like a mad thing.

But before I limped shaking my head from the office he gave me a mood diary.

Is this a good way to monitor moods- and another question, what if you have different moods all the time, how can i log that down....its like one day i wake up like uber confident, the next day like a grumpy old hermit...

For me everyday is a different situation. Can this mood diary help me to demonstrate my mood swings?:eek:
 
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Hey there,

Actually its a fantastic way to do some creative writing. Do a little Rant and publish it :p

[edit] -- its good way to gain insight about stuff too
 
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I've used a mood diary on and off for years. I have found them really helpful. I used the one at psychiatry24x7.com before devising my own.
 
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Trouble with these mood diaries/booklets for me personally is when i'm feeling really low I cant even motivate myself to write my name let alone fill in a diary.
 
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Trouble with these mood diaries/booklets for me personally is when i'm feeling really low I cant even motivate myself to write my name let alone fill in a diary.
Which actually speaks volumes. I've done that before and just written 'couldn't be bothered' on those days, when I was feeling more motivated.
 
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I have found keeping a diary quite good even though my mood fluctuates quite a bit. I agree though with what other people have said about when you feel really low its really difficult to keep going with it.

Sonofi Aventis do a really good mood tracker. Its a booklet that is small enough to carry anywhere. Its simple and very visual which is good.

Hope this helps
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dib4uk

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The mood diary has so far shown that my moods fluxuate lol

although i wonder cause the mood diary didnt put down when you sleep till what time it only asks for the hours- if my sleep cycle is disrupted that would impact on my moods?

For me a good patten of sleep would be- asleep at 11 orn 10 every night and then wake up at say 7 or 8.

So far my diary i've recorded different hours of sleep from 5 hours to 11 hours and different times of sleep- say midnight and then another night 5 am and then say 10 pm.
 
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if my sleep cycle is disrupted that would impact on my moods?
For me, yes ~ though I haven't yet worked out whether my moods cause my sleep to be poor or my sleep causes my mood to be poor or whether it's both...:unsure:
 
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