I have been struggling with depression since 2008. Every medication I have taken either did not work or gave me terrible reactions. Certain medications even sent me to the emergency room it was so bad. I felt like a guinea pig trying one medication after another. I was shut in a room and helpless – and could not get out to be the person I wanted to be. Even with a wonderful family, I could not do the things I loved: read, cook, and be with my family. I wondered why this was happening to me. I thought: “I am a good person, why is depression taking everything away from me”? I had to stop working since I had great sadness, depression, and heart disease. I was lucky to be the last patient added to a GeneSight clinical study. The test showed that all the drugs I was taking except one were in the red. The best option was to keep me on that one medication at a low dose and also use another non-drug therapy. That has saved my life. Now my life is the way I had envisioned it should be. I am happy and bubbly … normal. It is a gift from God. I have wonderful children and family. It was a miracle and a rebirth. I am grateful for every day. The door opened and my life started again.