Flow combines brain stimulation and behavior therapy in a headset and app treatment program to reduce depression and increase positive routine.
To maximize your chances of recovering from depression, the Flow depression treatment combines several evidence-based methods to reduce your symptoms.
There are many treatments for depression, but there is not ONE treatment that works for everyone. That’s why the Flow team recommends a combination of brain stimulation, delivered through the Flow headset, and psychological treatment that you’ll find in the Flow app
Within a few weeks, the Flow treatment improves your mood, concentration, optimism and initiative, while reducing anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
How does the depression treatment work?
Brain images of depressed patients show that depression is associated with lowered activity in an area in the front of the brain, called the DLPFC. When the activity in the DLPFC is unbalanced, it can lead to appetite changes, sleep disturbance and low mood. As you probably know, those are common symptoms of depression.
The technique used in the Flow headset, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), restores brain activity in the DLPFC and decreases your depressive symptoms. Most users notice an improvement after only 3 weeks.
- Own or rent your device
- Get the app to learn and make behavior changes
- Stimulate with the headset 2-5 times per week
- Reduce depressive symptoms in 6 weeks
Depression is associated with lowered activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, located in the frontal lobe of the brain. The Flow headset delivers gentle electrical signals here to restore activity in brain cells, resulting in a reduction of depressive symptoms.
This technique is called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a long-used technology in clinics and now with Flow it’s available for home use in a medically-certified compact device.
The Flow treatment consists of 30 minute stimulation sessions. You will stimulate 5 times per week for the first 3 weeks and then 1-2 times per week for as long as you need. 85% of Flow users feel a difference in their depression after just 3 weeks.
Flow and your behaviour
To maximize your chances of recovering from depression, the Flow brain stimulation is combined with a behaviour therapy app. Our in-house licensed Psychologists have created a plan that ensures the activity restoration in your brain is accompanied by long-term habit changes.
Behaviours such as getting enough sleep, moving your body, eating well and meditating have been proven to have a significant impact on depression.
The techniques used in the Flow app are based on RCTs (Randomised Controlled Trials) from the field of clinical psychology and are administered by a virtual therapist. You can schedule, access and go-back to any exercises at your own pace, from your own home.