The Best Bipolar Disorder iPhone and Android Apps of the Year

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  • Best Bipolar Apps

    Best Bipolar Apps

    Bipolar disorder causes your mood and energy levels to change dramatically. In severe cases, it can interfere with your ability to carry out routine tasks. If you have the disorder, you aren’t alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults.

    Doctors often ask people with the disorder to keep a daily log of symptoms and activities in order to make healthcare decisions and manage life with bipolar disorder. Click through the slideshow to find apps that help you keep a log, track and chart information, and generally make life with bipolar disorder more manageable.

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  • iMoodJournal

    iMoodJournal

    iPhone – 4.5 stars – $1.99

    Android – 4.5 stars – $1.00

    One of the best ways to understand any condition is to keep records. iMoodJournal is an easy-to-use, efficient app designed to keep track of lots of details. The longer you use iMoodJournal, the more you can learn from your history.

    Record moods and emotions, jot down thoughts, and link moods to their triggers using hashtags. The app records sleep patterns and keeps track of medications, so you’ll be more prepared next time you visit your doctor. You can use a password to keep your information private, or share your mood on Facebook. iMoodJournal also comes with a login reminder.

  • eMoods

    eMoods

    iPhone – 4 stars – $0.99

    Android – 4 stars – Free

    The first step toward empowerment is becoming familiar with and understanding your own emotions. The eMoods bipolar moods app is designed to track relevant information and even provides a chart that you can print or email to your doctor.

    This handy little app allows you to input emotional highs and lows of the day, along with other symptoms. Track your sleep habits, medications, and other important details. If you like to share, you can publish your status directly to Facebook. The app also uses location data, so you’ll have an idea of where in the world you feel at your best.

  • T2 Mood Tracker

    T2 Mood Tracker

    iPhone – 4 stars – Free

    Android – 4 stars – Free

    Developed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, the T2 Mood Tracker includes a full range of mood scales, plus you can build your own. It only takes a swipe of the bar to rate your mood, and the results show up in graph form.

    The app allows you to add plenty of personalized details in order to customize your experience. And a report generator makes it easy to share the results with your doctor. Best of all, if you need a new phone, you can back up your data, so you don’t have to start all over.

    The more information about moods, events, and treatments you add, the more you’ll learn.

  • Bipolar Bear

    Bipolar Bear

    iPhone  – 3 stars – $0.99

    This awareness app will interest you if you know someone who is bipolar, or you’d like to learn more about bipolar disorder. The character Bipolar Bear offers a rotating series of short statements that can be anything from paranoid to cheerful, and everything in between. This app is intended to be humorous, while providing a positive and educational view of bipolar disorder.

    Despite the unpredictability of what Bipolar Bear may say, you don’t have to worry about vulgarity or inappropriate language, and the app isn’t meant to make fun of anyone with bipolar disorder. It’s a little comic relief to help shed light on a serious subject.

  • Bipolar Disorder Connect

    Bipolar Disorder Connect

    iPhone – 4.5 stars – Free     

    Android – 3.5 stars – Free       

    Sometimes what you really need is to connect with other people who live with bipolar disorder. That’s where Bipolar Disorder Connect comes in handy: It’s a support system in an app.

    This Alliance Health Networks app is designed to let you open up a dialog with others. Jump in on discussions where you can seek answers, and perhaps give a few of your own. You’ll be able to follow others, follow conversations, and message your friends. Connect with people who “get it” and stay in touch, no matter where you are. 

  • Optimism

    Optimism

    iPhone – 4.5 stars – Free

    An app can’t help you track a medical condition if you don’t use it. That’s why it has to be intuitive and habit-forming. That’s Optimism’s goal.

    When you routinely record the specifics of your daily moods and symptoms, Optimism gives the information back to you in the form of detailed charts. You can also get your reports by email for easy sharing with your doctor.

    It’s all about feedback. By routinely recording the specifics of your daily moods, you may be able to figure out your triggers, so you can do something about them. 

  • Moody Me

    Moody Me

    iPhone – 3.5 stars – Free  

    MedHelp thought of everything when they created Moody Me. In addition to tracking moods, this app allows you to take pictures that represent your moods. You can create a “good mood” slideshow to view when you need it most. Also Record daily events, symptoms, and medications.

    See your moods in a calendar view, graph form, or study your 90-day trend line. Moody Me lets you connect with support communities, ask questions, and take part in discussions.

    All that, and you can sync and back up your data online, so you won’t lose it and you can get to it whenever you want. When it’s time to see the doctor, simply print out the information you want to share. 

  • Mental Illness

    Mental Illness

    iPhone – 3.5 stars – $2.99 (free for limited time)

    Ever wonder about bipolar disorder or other mental or developmental disorders? With the Mental Illness app, you can find general answers to your mental health questions, like “How do I know if I have postpartum depression?” “What is panic disorder?” And, “Is Asperger’s syndrome the same thing as autism?”

    While the Mental Illness app is no substitute for a doctor—and doesn’t claim to be—it can help you sort out the difference between anxiety and depression, or bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • iMind & Mood

    iMind & Mood

    iPhone – 4 stars  – $1.99

    Mental health is as important as physical health, but many people are reluctant to ask questions. We all face a certain amount of stress and anxiety. By answering specific questions, iMind & Mood can help you know if your problems are more serious than that. Obviously, an app can’t make a diagnosis, but it may be able to assess your stress levels and let you know when you should see a doctor.

    You can also keep track of your health and compare it to your previous history. The app has an email feature, so you can share the information with your doctor.

  • MoodTrack

    MoodTrack

    iPhone – 4.5 stars – $0.99

    Android – 4 stars – Free

    With the MoodTrack Private Diary, you can maintain a social diary or keep things private. The social component allows you to connect with other people living with bipolar disorder, share insights, and make supportive new friends.

    Use it as much or as seldom as you’d like to create a history of moods and possible triggers that you can view in graph form. You can also keep a log of medications and other therapies to see how they’re working. You don’t have to be online to record your moods and add information, but when you are online, you can create a backup for your records.

  • BrainWave Tuner

    BrainWave Tuner

    iPhone – 5 stars – $2.99

    Android  – 4 stars – $3.99

    This app is all about taking control of your moods. Let the BrainWave Tuner take you away to a better place. All you need is a good set of earphones. With a choice of 20 preset sound patterns, you’re sure to find just what you need for your current mood.

    You can use certain sounds to stimulate awareness and focus attention. Or, you can choose sounds to help you meditate, rest, or lull you to sleep. Find just the right beat to relieve a headache or unleash your inner creativity. In time, you’ll know exactly which sounds work best for you.

  • Happier

    Happier

    iPhone – 5 stars – Free

    Sometimes, it may feel as though you’re surrounded by negativity. This free app is likely to make your day if you’re seeking positivity, inspiration, and a little gratitude sharing. Think of it as a social journal with a social community minus the negativity.

    The idea behind Happier is that smiles are contagious. Seemingly insignificant everyday moments can be used to spread good cheer. When you give a smile, it’s a fair bet you’re going to get a smile. And just at the moment when you’re feeling a little down, Happier is there to give you a boost. 

  • DBSA Wellness Tracker

    DBSA Wellness Tracker

    iPhone – 3 stars – Free

    Managing life with bipolar disorder is this app’s goal. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance created the free Wellness Tracker to help you partner with your healthcare team. The more you know about bipolar disorder, and the more you understand your individual needs, the better prepared you’ll be to make decisions about your healthcare.

    It’s easy to add information about your emotional and physical symptoms, so you can track your personal trends. Plus, the intuitive design means that you won’t waste a lot of time trying to figure it all out.

  • DBT Diary Cards and Skills Coach

    DBT Diary Cards and Skills Coach

    iPhone – 4.5 stars – $4.99

    Created by a licensed psychologist, the DBT Diary and Skills Coach app includes dozens of amazing features designed to enhance your coping skills. In addition to tracking emotions and behaviors, this app includes a reference manual and skill coaching. Other features include reminders, history graphs, and the ability to customize your experience. Through the app, you can email your doctor or set it to automatically update your doctor every week. You can also set a password to protect your privacy.

  • Your App for Your Style

    Your App for Your Style

    Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, but the more you learn, the better off you’ll be. Some of these apps will make you smile. Some will help you connect with others, and some will teach you something about yourself. Choose an app that suits your style and use it to make life a little bit easier.

  • Methodology

    Methodology

    We selected these bipolar apps based on their potential to aid people who live with bipolar disorder. Additional factors considered in selecting these apps included user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to bipolar disorder and its community's needs. Together, this collection represents a valuable cross section of helpful iPhone and Android apps that are designed to make bipolar disorder more manageable.

Please note: Healthline Networks does not endorse or warrant for fitness of purpose any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by Healthline Networks and unless otherwise indicated, haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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