Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on antidepressants, but studies show they can be ineffective in up to 40 percent of all patients.
California native, Bob Holmes is one of the 16 million people in the U.S. who suffer major depressive episodes each year. Holmes has suffered from depression his entire life, and has tried several different medications to help but nothing seemed to work.
“They tried to adjust my medication but the medication had side effects that weren’t desirable,” Holmes said.
Doctors at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA Health are taking a…