Patient Stories

SPRAVATO™ 
Patient Stories

Real people. Really inspiring stories.

Watch Robin’s Story Below

“When you’re depressed, you forget about the little things you used to enjoy. I’m catching up on all that now.”

Robin P., Berkeley, California

Robin is a real patient with treatment-resistant depression and has
been compensated for her time by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


“Depression has been a thread in my life for decades. When I was a young mother raising two children, I would spend hours a day in bed playing solitaire to block out my despair. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and spent years taking one antidepressant after another. Nothing worked for me. Eventually, I was diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression. I read about the clinical trials for SPRAVATO™, and my psychiatrist said I was a candidate.

“SPRAVATO™ helped me get beyond the depression symptoms that held me back for so long. Today, I’m leading a class in mental health, building a greenhouse in my backyard and spending time at the beach with my dog, Oshi. I’ve been on SPRAVATO™ and I go every other week for my treatment. Having my depression symptoms improve after a lifetime of struggle has been amazing.”


This is Robin’s experience and individual results may vary. When discussing treatment with SPRAVATO™, be sure to tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including if you have a history of abusing prescription or street drugs or a problem with alcohol. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the possible side effects of SPRAVATO™ so that you can decide together if SPRAVATO™ is right for you.

Watch Nicole’s Story Below

“I no longer start off each day sad and about to cry. With SPRAVATO™, I'm starting off at a place like neutral, which is, like, the best.”

Nicole P., St. Peters, Missouri

Nicole, 23, is a real patient with treatment-resistant depression and
has been compensated for her time by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


“I’ve struggled with depression for most of my life. I would spend 18 to 20 hours a day sleeping. I couldn’t physically do anything and had to drop out of college. I was having a lot of negative thoughts. I tried a long list of antidepressants but none of them worked for me. My current psychiatrist diagnosed me with treatment-resistant depression and told me about the clinical trials for SPRAVATO™”.

“SPRAVATO™ has made a big difference in my depression symptoms. I’m back in college full time now and growing as a person. I keep up with my SPRAVATO™ treatments and my therapy. Lately, I’ve been sharing my story with others because I want people who are struggling to know that I was in their shoes and things can get better.”


There’s an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior with SPRAVATO™.
Call your doctor right away if you have new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts or feelings or if you develop suicidal thoughts or actions.

This is Nicole’s experience and individual results may vary. When discussing treatment with SPRAVATO™, be sure to tell your doctor about your complete medical history, including if you have a history of abusing prescription or street drugs or a problem with alcohol. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the possible side effects of SPRAVATO™ so that you can decide together if SPRAVATO™ may be right for you.

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.

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