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Life Charting is a method of monitoring your mood. Through life charting you keep track of your mood swings, life events and medication. Knowing if there is any relation between them, can help you control your mood swings.

In the life chart booklet, you keep track of when the mood swings happened, under what circumstances and what has helped you to get out of it. This way you can tell directly which factors and events influence your mood, and how you respond to taking medication.

The Life Chart Method can give you more insight into the course of your mood. This understanding can help you get a better grip on your life. Some smart phone apps might be useful in assisting you .


Prof. dr. Jim van OsChair Division Neuroscience, Utrecht University Medical Centre. Jim is also Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. Jim works at the interface of ‘hard’ brain science, health services research, art and subjective experiences of people with ‘lived experience’ in mental healthcare. 

Jim has been appearing on the Thomson-Reuter Web of Science list of ‘most influential scientific minds of our time’ since 2014. In 2014 he published his book ‘Beyond DSM-5‘, and in 2016 the book ‘Good Mental Health Care’. 

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