“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 healthcare provider right away if you have new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts or feelings, or if you develop suicidal thoughts or behavior.
This is Nicole’s testimonial and individual results may vary. When discussing treatment with SPRAVATO®, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, including if you have a history of abusing prescription or street drugs or a problem with alcohol. Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Your healthcare provider will discuss the possible side effects of SPRAVATO® so that you can decide together if SPRAVATO® may be right for you.
How Far She’s Come
One year after sharing her story, Nicole has written a personal update at The Mighty! Read how she is continuing her education, reflecting on her experiences and sharing what she wishes people understood about treatment-resistant depression.