From the DCoE Blog, The DCoE blog features information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury as well as personal stories and reflections from those within the military community on these topics.
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), a DCoE component center, developed a free smart phone mobile application that makes it easier for servicemembers and veterans to track their emotional health after deployments.
The T2 Mood Tracker helps users monitor trends of emotions and behaviors from therapy, medication, daily experiences and changes in their environment such as work and home.
“Therapists and physicians often have to rely on patient recall when trying to gather information about symptoms over the previous weeks or months. Research has shown that information collected after the fact, especially about mood, tends to be inaccurate,” said Dr. Perry Bosmajian, a T2 psychologist. “This application can improve the quality of the treatments for the provider and the patient. The best record of an experience is when it’s recorded at the time and place it happens.”
The application is available to download for smart phones using the Android operating system. A version for the iPhone is expected to be available early next year.
The mood measuring app was recently recognized as a winner in the “Apps for the Army” (A4A) application development challenge, check out the post here.
Whether you’re a servicemember, veteran or family member, your psychological health is important. For more information about T2 Mood Tracker, go to www.t2health.org/apps.