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How should I track major life events if I have bipolar disorder?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
If you have bipolar disorder, track major life events in a trigger and mood tracker chart or in a journal. If you experienced a major life event, place an x in the box in the chart. For more precise recording, rate the impact this life event has had on your life by rating it from -10 to 10, with -10 meaning the most negative and 10 meaning the most positive. If this event has had a significant impact on your life, you may want to write more about it in your journal to provide you with more information about the event and how it made you feel.
Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More

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