Flow - Depression treatment 17+

Mental health treatment

Flow Neuroscience AB

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 48 Ratings
    • Free

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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.

What’s New

Version 2.31.0

The most complete app for depression treatment has just gotten even better.
- The main menu has been redesigned.
- There is a new profile page where you can pan and zoom in your treatment progress graph.
- The archive menu item has moved into the redesigned settings page.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Puckymona ,

Interesting concept, needs a few tweaks

The app seems to be well designed and the program seems to have potential. Some of the games instructions are partially in a different language, but they’re still playable. The app crashes in between the rounds of the games.
The concept itself is worth it though, and I will stay with it in the hope of the app developing a little more.

catcameback ,

Not for American market

The flow headset appears to be only available in the UK and Europe. There is no option for a US charger.

chickapee1 ,

Could be great

Love what this app is about but it crashes every 2 minutes or so, so you never really get anywhere. Some of the app is in English, the rest in Swedish (i believe). If the point is to induce aggravation and frustration, they nailed it. Way.to.go.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! The app has been completely reworked and is much more stable now. Please try it out again :)

App Privacy

The developer, Flow Neuroscience AB, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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