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How it works

How Flow works

1. Own or rent your device

2. Get the app to learn and make behaviour changes

3. Stimulate with the headset 2-5 times per week

4. Reduce depressive symptoms in 6 weeks

Why Flow works

Flow combines brain stimulation and behaviour 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 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 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 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.

App store rating: 4.6
4.6/5

Scientific evidence

Most recent meta-analyses show that the technique used in the Flow headset can reduce depressive symptoms by half after six weeks of treatment.

Research at Flow Neuroscience

Internal research reveals that 81% of Flow users have experienced a reduction in their depression after only three weeks.

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 scientific evidence, can reduce depressive symptoms and that 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 placed – both are completely normal and harmless.

If you suffer from depression and are seeking treatment we recommend having ongoing contact with a healthcare professional. Flow can be integrated as part of your current care plan or on it’s own.

Get Flow

Rent or Own. Choose your Flow with flexibility.

How does Flow work?

2. Today

Download the free app and start behaviour therapy

3. In a few days

Unpack the headset and use the app to start stimulating

4. Next few months

Relax and let Flow handle your depression

What happens inside my head?

  • The Flow headset delivers (very) gentle electrical signals to the brain. It activates brain cells in an area in the front of the brain – more specifically, on the left side of your brain.
  • The technology used is called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and should not be confused with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or ‘electroshock’ therapy. Usually, tDCS feels like a slight tickle on your forehead.
  • The stimulation restores brain activity in your frontal lobe and decreases your depressive symptoms.
  • For most people, the changes in brain function are noticeable after only 3 weeks and you get the best effect when you follow the treatment protocol. You’ll receive 5 stimulation sessions per week during the first 3 weeks and later, you will have 1-2 sessions per week for as long as you like. Each session is 30 minutes.

The Flow Therapy app

  • There are many things you can do at home to reduce symptoms of depression. To maximize your chances of recovering, Flow combines brain stimulation with behaviour therapy.
  • The treatment programme is brought to you by licensed psychologists and developed according to recent research on depression. It includes well-used techniques for changing habits that maintain depression, and building new ones that help you recover.
  • You go through the sessions wherever and whenever you want. A virtual therapist helps you schedule sessions and also reminds you about them. 
App store rating: 4.7
4.7/5

The results

  • The brain stimulation technique used in the Flow headset gives less severe and fewer side effects than medication, but offers similar results.
  • 81% notice a reduction of their depressive symptoms after only 3 weeks with the Flow headset
  • The treatment improves your mood, concentration, optimism and initiative, while reducing anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Sounds too good to be true?

What about safety?

  • A Swedish design with maximum safety in mind.
  • The treatment is CE certified. This means that Flow is approved for medical use and compliant with the strict European laws for medical devices.
  • The CE certification ensures that: 1) Flow is based on scientific evidence, 2) the treatment reduces depressive symptoms and 3) the headset is safe to use.
  • Please note that your skin can get slightly irritated under the electrodes. This is harmless and will subside 30-60 minutes after use.

Get Flow

Rent or Own. Choose your Flow with flexibility.