What is Life-Chart Method?

Category: Psychotherapy

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The National Institute of Mental Health Life-Chart Method™ allows for the daily assessment of mood and episode severity based on the degree of mood associated functional impairment. It is often used in the management of bipolar disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 2 1
Bipolar I disorder 1 1
Dissociative identity disorder 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1
Social anxiety disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Life-Chart Method

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Life-Chart Method.