Food for your mood 

A therapy app is helping users to reduce the risk of depression by changing their eating habits to reflect a Mediterranean diet, high in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, and low in sugar and saturated fat.  

Flow, developed by Flow Neuroscience, Europe’s first (and only) medically approved home brain stimulation treatment for depression, is based on clinical studies that showed over 32.3% of depressed patients had significantly reduced the risk of depression after 12 weeks just by changing their eating habits. 

The app recommends foods that reduce the risk of depression and offers psychological strategies to switch off the autopilot craving mechanism and avoid foods known to trigger symptoms. It features interactive content, including daily chat conversations about the impact of nutrition on depression, and psychological strategies to help users switch off their autopilot craving mechanism and avoid foods known to trigger symptoms. 

The app can also be used alongside the Flow Neuroscience home brain stimulation headset. Randomised controlled trials showed that the type of brain stimulation used in the Flow headset had a similar impact to antidepressants but with fewer and less-severe side effects. 

Flow is free to download on iOS and Android. Find out more HERE.  

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