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Self Monitoring

Self Monitoring is a crucial step in treating an Impulse Control Disorder.  We created a self monitoring form to help you easily track a number of factors. It is an 8½ x 11 inches page that you fold into four. We call it the "Impulse Monitoring Card" We created 3 versions: Version 1 - This 1 page allows you to track 1 whole day. Small circles to "fill in" for each time you acted on or felt the urge (impulse). Count the circles filled in & record the Total. Describe 3 scenarios you acted on or interrupted the urge (impulse) that day. Version 2 - This 1 page allows you to track 4 days. Small circles to "fill in" for each time you acted or felt the urge (impulse) each day. Describe...

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Mood Faces Chart

A daily mood chart / behavior chart  for tracking the symptoms of psychiatric disorders.  A great tool to help you (or your patient) to evaluate from a day: Falling asleep Staying asleep Washed up Eating Activity Naps Interacting Took Medication - Experience Side Effects Thoughts - Behaviors Significant Event - Trigger In addition, is a list to to the right with a list of Symptoms - Behaviors to easily check off if experienced. I have created 3 versions of this list: Mood Faces Chart Symptoms Only Symptoms & List of Psychiatric Disorders This is a great page for a Psychiatrist or Psychologist (Therapist) to give to their patient to fill out on a first time visit.  Or print 30 and ask the patient...

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Medication Chart

I created a number of charts to help record important information needed during the process of treating a mental illness.  Charts to easily record: Contact Information of Medical Providers An address book page to enter Doctor, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Crisis Hotline and others' information: Name Title Place Street Address City, State  Zip Phone Number (s) Fax Online Monthly Calendar for Appointment Setting A critical part of recovery is knowing when appointments are.  A one page calendar month to enter appointments, an ideal companion to the Contact Information page for canceling or rescheduling.  It is designed Monday - Sunday. Daily Tasks & Goals Each line ending with a check off box.  Print 7 of these to track a week's worth of activity.  This can help expose ways to change day-to-day functioning. Diagnoses A place...

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Journal Pages

A packet of inspirational tools for you or your patient to utilize for writing encouragement. A Lined Journal Page to: Vent - Writing Thoughts Therapy Note Taking Gratitude - Positivity A Page filled with Affirmations 90 Days of Inspirational Quotes (check box next to each one, 5 pages) Vision Board Instructional Page Generic Serenity Prayer Page 7 tools for writing exercises to help yourself or a patient begin to express their thoughts and encourage a shift in thinking. ***************************************** KnowMental offers various self-monitoring forms to assist you while in therapy. CLICK HERE to access a FREE download of this tool and more...

A packet of inspirational tool...

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List of Mental Disorders

List of Mental Disorders

A mental illness can be defined as a health condition that changes a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior (or all three) and that causes the person distress and difficulty in functioning. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Always seek a medical professional’s guidance in further understanding a diagnosis. This list is compiled from a number of sources including National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) www.nimh.nih.gov, National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI) www.nami.org, Wikipedia search www.wikipedia.org, and PubMedHealth www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth Many sources utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  It is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.  This manual is redefined every so many years as the industry changes. It is a personal...

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Psychiatric Medication

Psychiatric Medication

Psychiatric medications are constantly evolving and change, as discoveries of the brain are uncovered. Therefore, there may be medications not included in this list. Medications are listed alphabetically by generic name, based on marketed in the U.S.A. Brand Names / Registered  Trademarks are in ( ).  They are listed for informational purposes only with no intention of infringement of their Registered ® Trademark/Copyright ©. This list is compiled from a number of sources including National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) publication “Mental Health Medications” www.nimh.nih.gov and Wikipedia search www.wikipedia.org. Please check with your Psychiatrist for further information.  Each medication is different in what it may or may not treat and the effect it produces. Antidepressants are used to treat mood disorders such as Major Depressive...

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Mood Chart

A mood chart can be used to track a particular symptom for a number of mental/medical conditions. A Psychiatrist utilizes this method every time they ask you to rate your mood on a scale from 1 to 10. I was asked to find a mood chart and begin rating how I feel everyday. Instead I created one and allowed myself the opportunity to rate up to 3 times per day (Morning, Noon, and Evening) as recommended by my Therapist. 1 is most Severe - 10 Non-Existent (Scale:  1-2 Severe > 3-5 Moderate > 6-8 Mild > 9-10 Null/Non-Existent) Each line is numbered by the date of the month. Turn the page to view landscape and you will see the highs (feeling best) and lows (feeling worst) during the month. This helps to expose any...

A mood chart can be used to tr...

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