Flow - Depression
Cost: Entirely Free
Developer: Flow Neuroscience AB
Cost: Entirely Free
Flow - Depression is a free personal guide to help you understand, treat & prevent depression and improve your mental health. Flow represents a new chapter in the understanding and treatment of depression, based on the latest psychology and neuroscience research.Read More
Download to use the Flow neural stimulator headset for depression treatment. Create a personal account and follow the instructions to start using the brain stimulation headset. The Flow headset is an approved medical device (CE) for depression treatment in the EU. Order it at: https://flowneuroscience.com You can go through the complete treatment programme with or without a Flow headset. What you will learn: - Exercise Physically exercising to reduce and prevent depression has been shown to have a similar effect to antidepressant medication. Flow will tell you what kinds of exercise are most beneficial and what is the most optimal “dose”. - Meditation Managing stress is one of the most important things you can do. Meditation is practised by many people around the world as a mental “exercise” for the brain. Flow will give you concrete exercises to follow but also show you the neurological basis of why meditation is good for managing stress in your everyday life. - Sleep Did you know that sleeping for only six hours each night for two nights in a row is equivalent to being continuously awake for 24 hours? Flow will educate you on sleep hygiene, why we sleep and why sleeping is one of four important pillars for overcoming depression. - Nutrition The nutrition sessions will advise and encourage you to eat in a way that science has proven reduces inflammation in the brain, thereby alleviating depression. Spoiler alert: sugar is one of the big villains. Also includes a depression test.
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It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.
This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.
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The App is entirely free to use.