ADHD Health Record Software

People with ADHD should keep health records to gain a better understanding of their condition and manage it effectively. By maintaining a health journal, individuals with ADHD can track their symptoms, such as difficulty focusing, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, to identify patterns and triggers that may worsen or improve their symptoms. They can also record potential triggers, such as certain foods, environmental factors, stressors, or lack of sleep, that might impact their ADHD symptoms.

Additionally, tracking measurements related to their cognitive performance, attention span, and executive function can provide insights into their daily challenges and progress. Monitoring the effectiveness of medications and treatments, as well as any side effects, can help individuals and their healthcare providers fine-tune their management strategies for better symptom control.

Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #ADHD symptoms better, I took short breaks during work to go for a walk and clear my mind. I also practiced deep-breathing exercises to help reduce restlessness during the meeting. However, I plan to discuss the impact of today's symptoms with my healthcare provider during the next visit.
Today, I experienced difficulty #focusing during work and found it hard to complete tasks without getting distracted. I also noticed increased #restlessness and impulsivity, making it challenging to stay still and follow instructions during a meeting.
The lack of sufficient #sleep last night might have contributed to my increased #ADHD symptoms today. Additionally, a noisy and chaotic work environment during the morning hours seemed to exacerbate my difficulty concentrating.
I took my prescribed stimulant medication #Concerta in the morning as part of my ADHD management plan.
I used a self-assessment scale to measure my level of #attentiveness throughout the day, and the scores indicated lower attention levels compared to other days.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.