ABOUT THIS BLOG
People are not very well mentally, and we don’t really know why. The prescription rate of antidepressants in Sweden are rapidly increasing from already high levels, and in 2014 almost 9% of the population were on some kind of mood stabilizing treatment. At the same time we have an increasing flora of advices regarding how to improve your happiness without medication, including meditation, exercise, food and self help books. But, and this is a really big nut, the understanding of why we are feeling low is still almost nonexistent on an individual basis. No one really knows why, even though there are lots of theories. All regimes for getting better are on a “one package fits all” level.
This blog will be the story about a guy who wanted to track and analyze enough in his life in order to understand the high and lows. It’s not about trying to remove lows entirely, but rather to find what makes you tick and what drains you. Best case this will result in a method that could analyze and find the root cause to why we are feeling good sometimes and bad sometimes. And the very best case would be if this method could be used more widely by others.
I’m a Swedish MD and Engineer with a huge interest in digital health and the development of our healthcare.
My first career was within management consulting at McKinsey & Co, and I now spend my time as an internist in hospital, working with both acute and long term medical care.
Given that I am a person with tendency of ups and downs, I find myself being the perfect test subject for My Quantified Mood, aiming at both finding a general methodology and at the same time new ways to keep my inner water wheel spinning.