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IngressoHow do you know how you feel, really? A number of web services are trying to help answer that question, with varying results. They’re called “mood trackers” and can actually improve quality of life for most people, but certainly for those with psychological disorders. Here are a few of the most interesting mood trackers right now.
HUVUDTREND - 800-1000 tecken typ.Most mood trackers online are of the “simple” kind. Click a happy or less happy face, log in and leave your commments. After a few day’s of entries you’ll see a graph on how happy or sad you’ve been during that time. This is good thing for instance to find out personal cycles of any kind. Psych Central, however, has taken this approach a few steps further. Here you’ll anser 12 questions daily and enter a short journal note on what you’ve been up to. The site delivers an instant analysis on what it thinks about your mental state; if you’ve stated a particular psychological disorder it can also report what phase you’re currently in. Over time this approach can yield very exact patterns and reveal hidden info on what affects your mood. You migh for instance discover that you always get depressed a few days after you’ve visited with your parents, or that your patterns are irrational and then probably chemical.http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/mood-tracker/
ALTERNATIVSAJT 1, typ 250 teckenMoodTracker is playing catch-up with Psych Central, but is quicker to fill out. You have fewer options and the report you’ll get will also be a little “lighter”. But here is also a great and lively forum and lots of articles on how to learn more about yourself, your mood and what you can do about it.http://www.moodtracker.com/
ALTERNATIVSAJT 2Emotionr has a simpler and “funner” approach, and it’s design is bright in colors compaired to the above two more “serious” sites. Rate you mood from 1-10, enter a journal post - and share how you feel via Twitter. You can even attach a video.http://www.emotionr.com
ALTERNATIVSAJT 3Moody Or Not is a simple variant for those who’d like a less “intrusive” approach. Choose from 4 different mood states and then compare yourself to the rest of the world on this particular day. Interesting stats tells people are more sad on mondays.http://www.moodyornot.com/
Behind The ScenesJohn M Grohol, founder, Psych Central.What do you think about today’s online mood trackers?- I was disappointed with how most of them asked their questions, like “How depressed are you today?”. Most people can’t really judge exactly how they feel every day. So we’ve developed a step-by-step quizz to help decide the daily mood.What can you learn from a mood tracker?- If you’re consistent and describe what’s going on around you and how you feel you’ll get a better understanding on what kind of events triggers negative or positive moods. For example for people with bipolar disorder it makes a huge difference in quality of life.
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