Mood charts and symptom charts are simple tools for tracking symptoms over along period of time. But many mood disorder managers may experience intrusive mood fluctuations or other symptoms (anxiety for example) in shorter periods of time.
Mental Health Consumers diagnosed with Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Disorder, for example, can experience fast changing moods, energy levels or anxiety. Mood can shift to extremes, multiple times a day,
In any case, rapid cycling of moods can be debilitating, making it difficult to function through ones daily life.
I thought it might be helpful to create a downloadable chart for tracking moods and symptoms hourly, or over intervals over a day. This mood chart is for those who are trying get a handle highly fluctuating moods.
Hourly mood and Symptom Chart
So I made a simple chart for tracking mood and symptoms hour by hour if necessary.
the left thumbnail is a view of this chart.
the right is an example of what one might look like filled out.
(sorry if it looks a little clumsy.)
The chart has enough columns to chart 48 hours. Since charting hour by hour may be a bit tedious for ones needs , the top row is left blank so one could label the time slots that suits them best.
you may download this PDF mood chart freely r if you wish,
I made and its free. click the link below for PDF
(readable with Adobe Acrobat, Foxit reader, Open office etc.)
Hourly mood and symptom tracking chart PDF
Also the chart available in MS doc format and Open Office odt (writer format).
As always these charts are to encourage your own creativity in making tools in wellness management.