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TOPIC TITLE: Feedback on mood logs
Created On 12/3/08 3:35 AM
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justso
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12/3/08 3:35 AM
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I want to start logging my moods. I currently complete a diary chart for my DBT (Dialetical Behavior Therapy) class. However, the DBT diary card is focused on the use of DBT skills and how it affects symptoms/moods. I would like to hear from others about what kind of logging worked for you and why.

I found the following on line. I look forward to feedback I found a couple that are used online, which I don't want to use. I don't like the idea that my personal info is being collected by a pharmacutical company. I wonder if the free downloads might create a problem of spyware, etc. One program took CBT to a hilariously reductionist extreme -- input your negative thought/emotion and, then "click" for the "positive" alternative.

Here are some that I liked:


http://www.psycheducation.org/PCP/handouts/Mood_Chart.doc

http://www.psycheducation.org/FAQ/MoodCharts.htm

http://www2.vhi.ie/topic/journaltherapy[L=Text

http://www.empowercolorado.com/downloads.htm#Mood%20Charts
i]Tex(this one has abundant links and its from a non-profit mental health organization)[t

 
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Achdus
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7/3/09 3:48 PM
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there is a good author- david d burns md, who wrote ten days to self-esteem, who has a section on how to fill out a daily mood log and how to combat bad moods. See if you can get out one of his books from the library . I personally like the ten days to self esteem book the best, because it is very hands on.
 
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littleengine
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10/25/09 1:29 AM
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Hi! I know this is an old thread but in case you're still around, I hope you will read this.

I just wanted to thank you for writing about the mood logs.
I have been keeping records of my moods, sleep, exercise and a bunch of other details, for a few years already. However, sometime last year I began to get discouraged because it seemed like there were more and more factors to keep track of and it took a long time and was becoming a chore. In addition, maybe because there were too many factors involved, I was not able to find any patterns that were helpful in helping me figure out what was working/wasn't working. I just never knew that they my charts were called mood logs (otherwise I would have done a search and found some info). I did look online a few times to see if there were any charts that were clearer/easier to fill out, but was unable to find anything.
I checked out the links that you posted about a year ago, I think it was, and found them to be quite helpful.
Thank You!
 
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