Researchers from the University of Missouri, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation have developed a free smartphone app to help patients log their moods and symptoms to share with clinicians.

Named MoodTrek, the app allows patients to record their moods on a scale of one to five by selecting the appropriate “smiley face” icon that matches their current feelings. The app can also be linked to an activity tracker to integrate sleep and exercise metrics. This information can be uploaded, shared with clinicians if the provider uses a Cerner-developed electronic medical record, and noted in the patient medical records.

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MoodTrek also includes a journaling feature that lets the patient record notes to share with clinicians and a helpline that can connect the user with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is available for free on Android devices now and will be launched for Apple products in the future.

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