Mood monitoring in bipolar disorder: Is it always helpful?

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  • External authors:
  • Jasper E. Palmier-Claus
  • Fiona Lobban
  • Steve Jones
  • Elizabeth Tyler
  • Christopher Lodge
  • Samantha Bowe
  • Alyson Dodd
  • Kim Wright


This article offers a cautionary note about the use of mood monitoring in bipolar disorder. We propose that, although potentially helpful for some individuals, mood monitoring in bipolar disorder can at times be inappropriate and even harmful. We finish by offering tentative recommendations for future practice.

Learning points:
- There is cautionary evidence to suggest that mood monitoring is unhelpful for some people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
- We tentatively suggest that an individualised, collaborative and normalising approach to mood monitoring may be optimal and reduce potential limitations.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalBipolar disorders
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2 Feb 2021