Mood Chart


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 trends or cycles.

Here’s  a list of ideas on a how a scale from 1 to 10 can be used to track the severity of:

  • pain
  • migraine
  • depression
  • mania
  • anxiety
  • tic
  • form of self-harm
  • overall – how you feel
  • medication side-effect
  • compulsion

I provided 4 versions of the chart:

  • Rate 1 Symptom 1- 10 (Morning, Noon, Evening)
  • Rate 1 Symptom 1-10 (One Daily)
  • Rate up to 3 Symptoms 1 -10 (Each Symptom – Once Daily)
  • Rate 1 Symptom (Once Daily) you enter value of columns, for example:
    • 10 to 1 (Severe to Null)  maybe your prefer 10 as the severe (worst) rather than 1?
    • range“, for example:  under the severe (red) column I entered + 61, next I entered 60-51….. last under the null (green) column I entered 1-0.
      • so the first day I wrote 75 under column + 61, meaning I picked (acted on impulse) a total of 75 times that day***

***The “range” concept is great for those tracking an Impulse Control Disorder.  I included an example for skin picking.

For those tracking bipolar (manic and depressive symptoms) and prefer to track on a single scale (Rate 1 Symptom), you can fill the squares with a M or D to show which symptom is active/being rated that day.

You can also track multiple symptoms (up to three) once daily:
I simply removed the column titles (Morning, Noon, and Evening) and left it blank for you to fill in.  For example, I could track the severity of the Depression, Anxiety and a Compulsion.  I simply rate each, once per day.

A printable mood chart in Full color!
Black and White ink works too, colors will appear in gray scale.

KnowMental offers various self-monitoring forms to assist you while in therapy.
CLICK HERE to access a FREE download of this tool and more…

Preview of Mood Charts:

1 Comment
  • Kimberly

    Thank you very much for doing this. It would have taken me quite some time *probably months of trial and error* to put something like this together. I really appreciate you making it available. Thank you.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

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