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How Flow works

1. Own or rent your device

2. Get the app to learn and make behavioural changes

3. Stimulate with the headset 2-5 per week

4. Reduce depressive symptoms in 6 weeks

Why Flow works

Flow combines brain stimulation and behavioural therapy in a headset and app treatment programme to reduce depression and increase positive routine.
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Flow and the brain

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 transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a long-used technology in clinics and now with Flow is 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, with many users feeling a difference in their depression after just 3 weeks.

Flow and the brain

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 transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a long-used technology in clinics and now with Flow is 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, with many users feeling 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 behavioural 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 positive impact on your brain cells and processing emotions.
The techniques used in the Flow app are based on RCT (Randomised Controlled Trial) studies from years of clinical psychology research 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.
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Scientific evidence

The Flow brain stimulation and behavioural therapy app are based on decades of clinical research on tDCS and psychology, backed by longitudinal RCT studies.

Most recent meta-analyses show that this type of brain stimulation technique reduced depressive symptoms by half after six weeks of treatment. In terms of behavioural change, research has shown that sleep can act as overnight therapy and 30% of people who have depression can see improvements when they change eating habits.

Research and results

Flow is committed to contributing to research on the efficacy of our treatment. From the past year of internal research, we’ve seen that 81% users have experienced a reduction in their depressive symptoms after three weeks. Giving similar results to both medication and talk therapy with less severe side effects.

Safety

Flow is a CE certified treatment, meaning that it is approved for medical use and compliant with European protective laws for medical devices.

The certification validates that Flow is based on proven scientific evidence, can reduce depressive symptoms and the headset is safe to use.

Side effects

The Flow headset has similar efficacy to other treatments for depression but with less severe side effects. You might experience a slight tingle on your skin or redness around the area where the electrodes are places, both are completely normal and harmless.

Using Flow poses minimal risk of harm, however it is recommended that you consider multiple treatment options. If symptoms worsen, make sure to contact a healthcare professional. We recommend always having ongoing contact with a healthcare professional if you suffer from depression.

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Clinical Research: Brain Stimulation

The Flow brain stimulation treatment is based on decades of clinical research with the most recent meta analyses showing that tDCS has similar efficacy to other treatments with fewer side effects.

With over 40% of study participants experiencing a reduction in their depressive symptoms after six weeks of treatment, tDCS provides an alternative to medication that is effective and accessible with limited risk.

tDCS is comparable to antidepressants and TMS in treating depression
An analysis of 23 clinical trials with 1092 patients, showing that tDCS is superior to placebo/sham
No serious adverse events were found across 33,200 tDCS sessions with 1000 users
Study including 245 patients, comparing tDCS with a common antidepressant
tDCS was found to be efficacious and comparable to TMS
Combining tDCS and a common antidepressant increases the efficacy of each treatment
30-minute tDCS sessions lead to better outcomes than 20-minutes sessions
Side effects from tDCS are mild, transient and well-tolerated
tDCS is efficient in cases where antidepressants don’t work
Low-energy brain stimulation is safe to use
tDCS is safe and effective for treating depression
tDCS is a safe long-term follow-up treatment

Clinical Research: Behavioural Therapy

The Flow therapy app is based on over hundreds of years of psychological based practices validating behavioural therapy in the treatment of depression. These have shown that exercise, sleep, diet and meditating all have a profound impact on reducing depressive symptoms when incorporated into a regular routine.

Exercise​
Research has shown that regular exercise increases positive mood and stimulates growth of new brain cells.
Sleep​
Sleep can act as a form of overnight therapy according to research. With close to 90% of people who experience depression having sleep struggles, creating healthy sleep habits can impact depressive symptoms.
Nutrition​
It’s been shown that 30% of people who are depressed have seen a reduction in their depression from changing their eating habits.
Meditation
Regular mindfulness meditation practice changes the structure of your brain and the way you process emotions, with research showing it as a powerful prevention technique.

tDCS and depression

tDCS has shown across years of research to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms. With world-leading tDCS researcher Andre Brunoni highlighting that tDCS works best through 30-minute sessions, 2-5 times per week. In terms of adverse experiences, recent meta-analyses have shown that this type of treatment has low risks with over 33200 stimulation sessions showing no serious effects.

Flow and depression

The Flow treatment has been included in multiple clinical trials by third parties which has validated the efficacy of many feeling better within three weeks. Internal analysis has shown positive reduction in depressive symptoms across our users, with many experiencing increase in focus, mood and optimism and a decrease in anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Flow’s Clinical Research Roadmap

As part of our commitment to the field of brain stimulation and mental health, we are focussed on creating accessible solutions globally that have an impact.

Flow’s scientific community

As a part of the scientific community, we are proud to partner with
We are committed to contributing to research and currentally are running trials with [xx] in the UK and [xx] in Brazil. Find out more about these here [xx].

If you would like to partner with us for a clinical trial, then reach out to us here [xx] or if you would like to participate in a clinical trial, sign up here [xx]

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