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Approximately 5 million people in the United States are living with bipolar disorder, a mental illness marked by episodes of depression and elevated mood. Seemingly erratic changes in your moods can make things challenging for you and others, but treatment can be helpful in managing the condition. Typical treatment includes medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments, which can include building habits around mood management and stress reduction.

We’ve picked these apps to help you track, understand, or control your mood a bit better, so you can live a healthier, more balanced life.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

eMoods is a mood tracker built for people with bipolar disorder. To capture your daily highs and lows, the app prompts you to track depressive symptoms, psychotic symptoms, irritability, and elevated mood throughout the day, including an estimate of severity for each. Your input get summarized in color code on a monthly calendar, giving you an easy snapshot of your mood changes. The app also lets you view and export a monthly summary report, which you can email to your healthcare team to help them better identify your specific triggers and improve your care.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

With MoodLog, you can track your changes in mood as well as any symptoms that might be related to them, such as menstruation, headaches, nausea, panic, and more. The app also includes the option to indicate the severity of each for a more precise picture of your experience. Complete your profile with details about your therapy and medication, from timing to dose. MoodLog also has notifications you can set to remind you to open the app and log for the day.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Medication is an important part of treatment for many people with bipolar disorder, but it can be hard to keep track of. An app like Medisafe is a must-have for ensuring you’re staying safe with your medications and managing your changes in mood appropriately. More than just a reminder app, the interface displays what medications you need to take and when, complete with an illustration of what the medication looks like, information about interacting substances, and prescription refill reminders.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Understanding your own thoughts and how they’re connected to your behaviors are key to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The CBT Thought Diary lets you journal about your thoughts each day, so you can reflect on how you choose to respond to certain events and stimuli throughout your day. The app helps you change any negative or destructive patterns that may be keeping you from achieving happiness or fulfillment in life.

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

Want to know more of the science and pathology behind mental disorders? This app provides a free, easy-to-use A to Z database of detailed scientific and diagnostic information for almost any mental health condition you can think of, including common symptoms, treatments, and ways of recognizing behaviors of mental health conditions.

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This app lets you write down your thoughts and choose words and phrases that help you understand your moods. It then graphs your moods in several helpful visual ways. including a word frequency chart, line graphs that show how commonly certain words appear each day, and long-term graphs that show how your moods, behaviors, and attitudes change over time. You can secure your data with a fingerprint lock (if applicable), or share your information with friends, family, or a mental health specialist.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Help yourself understand what may be behind your moods with a series of assessments for depression, anxiety, and other related mental health conditions so that you can decide whether you want to seek professional help. The app also includes over 150 exercises designed to help you with any symptoms you may have.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Wysa is your personal chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to help give you someone to talk to whenever you really need it. You can vocalize your thoughts, walk through CBT steps, and use mindfulness and breathing exercises to help cope with stress, anxiety, and other internal and external symptoms of your mental health.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Youper is another AI-powered chatbot that can help you manage depression and symptoms of bipolar so that you can get immediate feedback and other helpful conversational tools. The app is designed to help you either work through mental health symptoms or just have someone to listen so that you can better understand what’s going through your head.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Daylio gives you a huge variety of moods, activities, icons, and other daily mental health milestones to keep in a digital journal along with the ability to jot down your thoughts free-form throughout your day. The app also gives you stats on your moods and thoughts over time so you can better understand the context around your moods, behaviors, and habits.

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

UP! is an app made specifically for those with bipolar I and II to automate your moods, physical activity, sleep habits, and even socializing. The app learns from your daily patterns and can give you notifications in advance of any possible changes in your mood. It also uses CBT and other behavioral therapies to help you learn to recognize your moods and mood changes immediately with the power of your own data.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

This app has literally everything you could ever want to know about bipolar or any other mental health condition you’ve ever heard of (and some you may not have heard of!). The app also provides info on treatment options as well as how to recognize changes in your symptoms as well as when you may need to seek professional help.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Whether you need help confronting changes in your mood or building up confidence for the day, this app lets you choose a variety of activities to help make your day more manageable, calm, and happy. Use guided meditation content, meditation timers, programs developed by experts for different mental health conditions, and a breathing exercises feature, this app has a little bit of everything. It also gives you analytics on your moods right before and right after you meditate.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.