It is difficult enough living with Bipolar Disorder, there are a few apps that can make life a bit easier. Never forget to take your medication again and you don’t have to miss another appointment.
Become more self-reliant with apps that can help you monitor yourself more effectively, self-reliance will save you money and maybe help you get off some medication, such as being able to monitor you sleeoing patterns could help you get off sleep medication and reducing stress can help you get off anti-anxiety medication.
Check out these apps, they can also be helpful for other mental illnesses like depression and Schizophrenia.
During your quartely visit to your psychatrist or weekly appointment with your therapist, the doctor will always ask how has your mood swings been? It is hard to keep track of how we feel, but with this app, it is as simple as a click of a button. You choose how you feel everyday and the app helps you create a chart which will be helpful to see how your treatment is working and it will also give you insight to your own behavioral patterns.
Expressing how you feel is a form of therapy, rather than speak to people that feel sorry for you, there is a community of people that understand you and know what you are going through. This app connects you with a bipolar community where you can gain support and advice on medication and side effects. Sometimes you just want to vent, there isn’t always a computer around so have this app with you on the go.
A healthy sleep plan can be the difference between going manic or sinking to depression. Managing sleep is vital for your success in living with bipolar disorder. Your sleep patterns can help you discover patterns that may lead to a hypo-manic episode, for example- this app will help you discover if you are sleeping an average of 3 hours a night, although you may feel refreshed, you may be entering a manic mood period. The reviews are great and I have used it, IT WORKS!
Keeo your stress levels down by, keeping a list of things to do. Keeping a good schedule is important for people with Bipolar Disorder because it helps you reduce stress. Clear App works like a notepand- create list and cross them out when you have done the task.
On a busy day, it is easy to forget to take your lithium or seroquel before you go off to work, depending on how long you have been taking your medication, forgetting a dose can leave you feeling weak during the day. Never forget another dose with this app. It will alert you, when you are meant to take your medication. If you are a caretaker, make sure your patient takes their medication.
Get insight into your own behavior with this app: This app has peer to peer reviews, information on clinical trials and videos. Medication doesn’t work for up to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder, keep up to date with medical information and someone that can help you may just turn up.