As most people who have recovered from mental illness will agree, it takes an awful lot of work to get better and then stay well.
Those who are active and determined to pull things around tend to have the most success.
Optimism software gives you a platform for actively learning about your depression. As you monitor the patterns in your life you begin to see the various factors, external and internal, that impact your health.
This knowledge can equip you to assume control, and no longer live at the mercy of depression.
NOTE: Optimism can also be downloaded via the Mac App Store To download applications via the App Store an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "Optimism":
· Keep a valuable health record. Optimism prompts you to keep a record of all things that impact on your mental health, both positive and negative, to aid you in finding strategies to stay healthy.
· Visualise the changes in your health. It charts your triggers, symptoms and healthy activities so you can identify relationships between the three in a simple, visual way.
· Keep a record in black and white. Optimism generates reports that document your triggers, symptoms and healthy activities, to provide you with a printed record or helpful history to email to your health provider.
· No dramas. It`s quick and easy to use, only taking 2 to 3 minutes each day to enter data, and only longer when you decide to look more closely at the charts.
· Plan your health. Formulate a "Stay Well Plan", a dynamic document that you adjust as you learn more about managing your illness. Print or email it to your health provider or carers, so they know how to help you stay on track.
· Upgrades for life. Buy once and enjoy all subsequent minor and major upgrades without paying another cent.
· Ready to Use. Available for MacIntosh OS X or Windows 98 and later.
· 30 days trial period.
What`s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· An improvement to the sync function and removal of a misplaced control
· An extra link making it easy to send feedback to the developer