Inflow is created by and for people with ADHD with the goal of assisting them in reaching their full potential by offering inexpensive access to CBT-based assistance.
Fremont, CA: Anxiety, persistent boredom, impulsivity, difficulties concentrating, controlling anger, and even despair are all symptoms of ADHD, but persons with ADHD confront specific challenges when seeking help. Long wait times are common, with some people having to wait years for a competitive examination, and the process can be prohibitively expensive. It also necessitates a level of self-advocacy and executive function that people with ADHD may struggle with. Inflow, a science-based app for helping adults with ADHD, has received $2.3 million in preliminary funding.
Inflow will use the financing to expand its workforce and carry out more tools and services that have been needed by its community. Inflow was founded in 2020 by Seb Isaacs, Levi Epstein, and prominent ADHD specialist Dr. George Sachs. Inflow was formed by a team of expert clinicians and coaches, with more than half of the team being neurodiverse, to provide a compelling alternative to in-person therapy: a sustainable, accessible, and cost-effective solution. The smartphone app allows users to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) coping skills into their daily life, which are considered the gold standard of ADHD treatment.
Inflow users can perform short daily workouts and challenges to gain new abilities, practice ADHD-specific mindfulness practices, learn about their neurological differences, and reframe negative ideas. The app, which blends behavioral science, clinical research, and data science to generate individualized experiences for its users, debuted in April 2021 in the United States and has since been downloaded over 15k times per month. The Inflow community provides a stigma-free environment for people to share their stories.
Jade, an Inflow member, comments, “I thought I was beyond help and that there just weren't any ADHD-specific strategies out there. Inflow has already given me so much of the hope that I have lost over years.”