Posted by DCoE Strategic Communications on October 27, 2010
Dr. Greg Gahm, director of T2 and Dr. Tammy Crowder, chief of staff at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) check out the T2 Mood Tracker App using the link from the QR code. (Photo by Dr. Anita Brown, T2)
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), a DCoE component center, developed a FREE smart phone mobile application that makes it easier for service members 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.”