If this is your first time using the headset, we recommend completing at least 15 sessions according to the treatment plan (5 times per week for 3 weeks) before deciding if this treatment is right for you.
Usually at around session 15, users have begun to notice significant positive changes in their depressive symptoms. However, please note everyone is different and some may begin to feel changes earlier. The majority of users continue to feel larger reductions post-15 sessions. These changes have been observed in various tDCS studies.
Using the headset feels different for everyone. A number of factors will affect how you experience Flow, for example, sleep quality and skin sensitivity and therefore sensations may vary among sessions. It usually feels a little more intense during the first 3 minutes of a stimulation session.
Some people have reported not feeling anything while others have reported feeling an itchy, slightly tingling sensation; like a stinging or a mild burning sensation on the forehead.
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.
If you don't want to do that, you don't have to. You can listen to music, watch TV, some of users do puzzles or sudoku whilst stimulating.
It is important to note that the Flow headset should not be used while operating heavy machinery, near water, or while performing intense exercise.
The headset also requires continuous contact to the forehead.
A stimulation session takes 30 minutes and can be done whenever works best for you. Whether that be while you eat breakfast to start your day, while replying to emails at work, or even reading while winding down for bed. Flow is a wireless headset that can go wherever you go. Just remember to charge it before use.
Some users have reported feeling energized after stimulation and for those, it would be recommended to use Flow earlier in the day. Some users have reported feeling sleepy after stimulation and for those, it would be ideal to use Flow before going to bed.
Most users do not feel sleepy or energized after a stimulation so it does not matter when the stimulation takes place during the day.
88% of Flow users experience an improvement of their depression within 3 weeks with the Flow headset. Though this does differs among different people.
It is important to note that the best results have been seen by following the recommended treatment plan - using the headset 5 times a week for the first 2 weeks, and twice a week after that. Sporadic use of the headset has not been tested or proven effective.
Yes. The Flow device was designed by experts and is based on tDCS techniques that have been used in clinics for over a decade to treat depression. The Flow device has undergone research that confirms it is a safe and effective treatment for depression.
Our real-world data shows that 88% of Flow users experience improvement after just 3 weeks of use. With our 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try Flow and if you find that it doesn’t provide you with the expected results, you can return it within 30 days of receiving it and receive a full refund.
1 Double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial (n=173) to measure the effectiveness and safety of Flow’s at-home tDCS depression treatment (2023). 2 Read J, Williams J. Curr Drug Saf. 2018;13 (3) : 176-186. 3 Real world data from Flow, Data on File (n=12,000) 4 Real world data from Flow, Data on File, (n=1,200)