Flow - Depression treatment

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About this app

The Flow depression treatment is a free personal guide to help you understand, treat & prevent depression and improve your mental health.

Flow represents a new chapter in the understanding and treatment of depression, based on the latest psychology and neuroscience research.

The app can be used on its own and offers a therapy programme with over 50 therapy sessions. The sessions cover a range of topics from behavioural therapy and lifestyle habits, such as, meditation, sleep, diet and exercise. To track changes over time, the app includes the MADRS-s depression test.

Together with the Flow brain stimulation headset, the app offers a holistic approach to treating depression. The type of stimulation used in the Flow headset, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), has long been used in clinical settings to treat depression. With Flow, you can now access tDCS in a remote device from your own home. To use the headset you will need the app.

The Flow treatment is based on decades of clinical research and is supported by more than 20 randomised double-blind studies. The Flow headset is approved as a medical device (CE) in the EU and UK for the treatment of depression. Order it at: https://flowneuroscience.com

The programme contains over 50 sessions split into 7 courses, covering topics such as:

- Exercise

Physical exercise has been shown to have a similar effect to antidepressant medication when it comes to reducing and preventing depressive symptoms. Flow will tell you what type of exercise is beneficial and the optimal “dose”.

- Meditation

Meditation is practised by many people around the world as mental “exercise” for the brain. Flow will give you concrete exercises to follow but also show you the neurological basis of why meditation is good for managing stress in your everyday life.

- Sleep

Did you know that sleeping for only six hours each night for two nights in a row is equivalent to being continuously awake for 24 hours? Flow will educate you on sleep hygiene, why we sleep and why sleeping is one of four important pillars for overcoming depression.

- Nutrition

The nutrition sessions will advise and encourage you to eat in a way that science has proven reduces inflammation in the brain, thereby alleviating depression. Spoiler alert: sugar is one of the big villains.
Updated on
Jun 4, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

677 reviews
A Google user
March 6, 2020
I very much appreciate the app and its contents. It shares complex and deep knowledge through a seemingly shallow and easy to understand dialog. My problems with it are few: 1 you cannot go back if you wrongly click an option so you have to restart the entire lesson in case you miss click 2 I hate talking to bots especially when the illusion of a dialog is present 3 some functions of the app are incomplete like playing memory games while we wait for the session to be over.
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christopher john
June 6, 2024
Alpha software. Buggy and stops working as soon as stimulate button is pressed. Makes the whole system unusable. So unnecessarily complex and fragile. Will be returning headset as a total waste of time. Maybe wait until it actually works before releasing
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Flow Neuroscience
June 7, 2024
We have identified an issue in the latest version of the app that may prevent users on Android 12 from starting the stimulation. A fix has been made and will be released shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for letting us know!
Hit Patel
June 13, 2024
Great device, had a few days outage, but since the update, it's been stable. Advice to Devs is please think about this running on older phones, a lot of users won't have android 11/12 or the latest apple devices. Groundbreaking piece of kit, make it as accessible as you can to all.
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What's new

The most complete app for depression treatment has just gotten even better.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.