The Flow depression app includes over 50 virtual therapy sessions, developed by licensed psychologists. Your virtual therapist, Flow, will guide you through the treatment programme, help you schedule upcoming sessions, give you homework assignments and track your symptoms throughout the treatment. Best of all, the depression app, including the full treatment programme, is free to download.
Flow is trusted by users, doctors, tDCS experts and the NHS
“It’s like going to therapy without the pressure.”
“A really, really good app for depression. It goes through several life areas and the science behind it. Flow leads me nicely through each step in the process.”
“It was very positive that it talked more about solutions than problems and made it easy to make changes."
The Flow depression treatment app uses behaviour therapy to educate and engage you in activities that are proven to reduce depression symptoms.
Alongside behaviour therapy techniques, the app guides you through lifestyle, habit stacking and routine changes that can be done at home to support the improvements in your depression.
The following lifestyle factors are thoroughly reviewed in the treatment programme:
Did you know that a good night’s sleep will help you handle strong emotions, literally giving you the opportunity to sleep your troubles away? Flow gives you the most well-researched strategies for improving sleeping habits and reducing depressive symptoms.
Flow will give you the exact recipe for an antidepressant diet. The app shows you how to eat in a way that reduces inflammation in the brain, thereby alleviating depressive symptoms. Spoiler alert: sugar is one of the big villains.
Regular, physical exercise has been proven to be as effective as antidepressant medication for reducing and preventing depressive symptoms. Flow will tell you how much exercise is needed and encourage you to keep to your exercise routine.
Meditation can be thought of as “exercise” for your mind. Regular meditation will help you detect early signs of depression, handle strong emotions and stop negative thought spirals at an early stage.
Flow will show beginners how to practice mindfulness for a few minutes every day and explain why it’s so beneficial for the brain.
Yes, the app is free to download and can be used with or without the headset.
You can use the Flow app on a mobile or tablet and will need Apple device with iOS version 12 or later, or an Android device with version 6.0 (Marshmallow) or later.
The Flow app is not available for Huawei devices at the moment.
Yes. The app controls the headset via Bluetooth connection and therefore is required for headset use. However, when the stimulation has started, you can spend the time as you wish.
We recommend following the behavioural therapy courses in the app to further support the creation and maintenance of healthy habits that have been proven to help reduce depression
The questionnaire we use is called MADRS-s. Flow Neuroscience did not create the MADRS-s questionnaire. This questionnaire is widely accepted and used globally by psychiatrists as one of many tools to help diagnose depression and is most commonly used in Sweden where Flow Neuroscience came to life.
Please note that the questionnaire alone is not a diagnosis tool. It is often used to both determine the severity and track changes in severity of a persons depression.