How does the Flow subscription work?
After you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a confirmation email detailing your order with the date for your recurring monthly payment.
Please see terms and conditions clause 12 for the full subscription agreement
The Flow headset and first treatment pads will be on their way to you, get ready to flow by downloading the therapy app
As part of your subscription, new treatment pads will be sent to you automatically.
Treat your depression with ease from the comfort of your own home and know you can cancel your subscription by returning your headset at any time, following the return request
Common questions regarding the subsription
As part of your monthly subscription you will receive pads sent out to you automatically, an email will be sent when they are shipped. You have the flexibility to use the treatment monthly and return at any time, free of charge.
A monthly payment will be taken from the payment method you input during your purchase. This will be taken out at the same time every month based on when your device was shipped.
When you purchase the Rent-a-Flow option, you are agreeing to the subscription framework. This includes:
- A monthly recurring payment, taken 30 days after your order date.
- Treatment pads are automatically sent to you.
- Ability to return your device at any time using the return request
- Ability to purchase your device after 6 months of your subscription has elapsed. This can be done by contacting email@example.com
For the full details of the subscription framework please review the terms and conditions under clause 12 here.
After six months from your rental start date, you are eligible to buy your Flow device for half of the full purchase price. If you’d like to do this you can request via firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will end your subscription and provide you with the process for owning your headset.
What can you expect from using Flow?
Within a few weeks, the Flow treatment improves your mood, concentration, optimism and initiative, while reducing anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
The Flow tDCS device
The Flow headset is the first portable tDCS device, medically approved for home use in the UK and EU. Because of its unique safety system and user friendly design, the Flow tDCS device offers you the possibility to recover from depression in the comfort of your own home. The brain stimulation technique is backed by more than 20 double-blind, placebo controlled, clinical trials, making this tDCS headset well-trusted by experts in the field of psychiatry.
- Compatible with iOS (11+) and Android (5.0+, Lollipop)
- Bluetooth controlled through the Flow – Depression app
- Stimulation current: 2 mA
- Battery life: +5 hours (enough for 10 stimulation sessions)
- MicroUSB charger with EU (Type C) or UK (Type G) socket, depending on your order.
- All materials are biocompatible and comply with ISO 10993-1
- Shipped with Headset pads for 20 sessions.
- Includes printed user manual in multiple languages.
- Made in Sweden
- A class IIa medical device
- Approved by the British Standards Institutions (BSI)
- CE-marked. Approved for medical use in the EU and UK
- Unique safety system that allows home-use
- Tested according to IEC 60601 for electrical medical device safety
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What is tDCS?
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is the technique used in the Flow tDCS device. This type of brain stimulation has been used to treat depression for decades, but should not be confused with electroconvulsive therapy (formerly known as electroshock therapy). The current used in tDCS is 400 times weaker and has never been associated with serious adverse events. The Flow tDCS device delivers a constant low-strength electric current through two electrodes placed on the forehead to stimulate brain activity and help improve the symptoms of depression. In the largest tDCS study to date, 24% of patients completely overcame their depression, while 41% found that at least half of their symptoms disappeared after six weeks using this technique (read more about the Science).
How to use the Flow tDCS headset
The Flow tDCS device is Bluetooth controlled and managed through the Flow depression app. Consequently, the first thing to do is to download the app Flow – Depression. Inside the app you will meet your virtual therapist, Flow, who guides you through the treatment programme. The app will give you step-by-step instructions on how to start the headset, put it on and begin your first stimulation session.
This video will tell you more about the Flow tDCS headset:
The treatment protocol. It’s important to follow the tDCS treatment protocol to get the best effect. Your stimulation sessions are 30 minutes long and you will start with 5 sessions per week during the first three weeks. After that, there will be 1-2 sessions per week for as long as you like. Your virtual therapist will help you schedule all upcoming sessions. Also, the app offers you over 50 Behaviour Therapy sessions with a focus on lifestyle changes that significantly decrease symptoms of depression. (Read more about the Flow – Depression app.)
Is the Flow tDCS device going to help you?
Like other treatments for depression, brain stimulation works very well for some people, but for others, it does not work at all. That’s why it’s always best to combine using the Flow tDCS device with the lifestyle changes suggested in the Flow – Depression app.) We want to maximize your chances of recovering from depression. After about 3-4 weeks, you will be able to feel a reduction of your symptoms if this is a treatment that works for you.
Are there side effects from using the tDCS device?
Clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the British Journal of Psychiatry showed that tDCS brain stimulation, of the kind used in the Flow tDCS device, had a similar impact to antidepressants, but with fewer and less-severe side effects. Some people don’t feel anything underneath the electrodes. Some people feel an itchy, slightly tingling sensation. Some feel stinging or a mild burning sensation and some experience mild headaches that pass after half an hour. (Read more about Safety and Precautions.)