The Difference Betweening Being Alive and Living …
Normally, I write as a psychiatrist, but today, I write as a patient. I had not heard of Dr. Calabrese when I went to see her. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for at least 30 years. I have tried over 20 medications and ECT. I was at the end of my rope and had been unable to work for the 2 months prior to seeing her. I had lost most hope. She was kind and encouraging, and I felt instantly at ease. She was able to start a ketamine treatment that day. ECT helped me to stay alive. Ketamine and Dr. Calabrese helped me to want to live again.
LBT Guilford, VT February 23, 2018
I am very happy and thankful to Dr. Calabrese and IV Ketamine Therapy. I was nervous and anxious at the beginning - I questioned whether or not it was working and it was hard for me to tell if these treatments were making a difference. I am so glad that I stuck with it. I first noticed a difference in my mood after I had an injury and was laid up for a little while. I'm thrilled to say that I'm progressing beautifully. Before Ketamine I would have felt sorry for myself, but this time I didn't. I shrugged it off and dealt with it. I noticed again more recently while on vacation with my husband that I finally felt at peace. I look forward to each and every day with zero anxiety! It was like a jigsaw puzzle - everything just fit into place. Thank-you for all you've done Continue Reading
H Litchfield County, CT Disclaimer: Everyone's different and your results may vary. February 10, 2018
I have been working with Dr. Calabrese for over ten years now, and she has definitely changed my life. As someone living with Bipolar Disorder, my life was anything but stable. With Dr. Calabrese's help, I have learned how to manage my illness through a variety of means. Her demeanor is amazing, and her vested interest in me not only as a patient, but as a person as well, makes all the difference in the world. She is kind, she is empathetic, and she is beyond knowledgeable about various medications and treatments. But perhaps the thing about which I am most appreciative is the fact that Dr. Calabrese has -on multiple occasions- gone above and beyond to help me. Most recently, I had an issue with a prescription (specifically, with a pharmacy filling it) on a Saturday night. I contacted her and within an hour, she had taken steps to Continue Reading
JLH Columbia, CT Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. February 3, 2018
Now, I’m One of the ‘Norms’
Following my first infusion, the immediate change that was apparent was the quiet in my mind. It was as if there was a welcome void which was once filled with chaos and upheaval. Before I would feel a constant sensory barrage; post infusion, it was as if the tactile electricity was shut off. I experience daily life now as I always imagined it should be. Now, I'm one of the 'norms', or at least what I always imagined being a 'norm' would feel like. My anxiety is gone. Gone! I have been able to deal with stressors with ease. Even in extreme situations where once I would have broken down, I'm able to stand and deal with life. It has been a fundamentally life altering change, one I never thought I would ever experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
AD Cambridge, MA Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. October 27, 2017
Well Enough to Attend College
I am so lucky to have met and been treated by Dr. Calabrese and her staff. I suffered from anxiety for years and began to get depressed. I was so nervous about my treatment and I was also scared to death of medication. I finally agreed after 10 years to try something. For the first time in years I am going to sleep at a normal hour and waking up at a normal hour. I am going to be well enough to attend college again next year after taking some time off and the summer to get well. I am so grateful and appreciative of the expertise, kindness, and patience Dr. Calabrese and the nurses had in explaining everything and helping me through this really hard time. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering! Thank You so much!!
CD Watertown, CT Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. September 3, 2017
The doctor’s “doctor”
I have had depression for over fifty years. Dr. Calabrese is by the far, the brightest and best psychiatrist I have ever come across. She not only knows exactly which medications to start patients on - she also knows which therapists are suited for different types of issues and problems and who to refer to to for therapy. She is kind, compassionate and spends time actually listening to patients. She knows how to manage the various side effects of the medications. My husband and I both practice in the same medical community as Dr. Calabrese and she is the doctor's "doctor". Every physician in this area knows who to go to for their own personal care. You may have to wait a bit in the waiting room - but she is always worth the wait!
DS South Windsor Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. April 22, 2017
It took Dr Calabrese and I five years to control my bipolar disorder. I wish Ketamine was available back then. Even so Dr Calabrese and I never gave up and today I live a happy life.
Lane Albanese Rocky Hill Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. February 25, 2017
Wonderful. Dr. Calabrese has been an influential role model for me and without her I'm not sure where I'd be. She has helped me obtain the desires I've had like being a mom. She's always supportive and helps me through the challenges and struggles I face. I'm grateful beyond words for her and her practice. Thank you from the depths of my heart.
Erin C. Windsor Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. February 10, 2017
Dr. Calabrese and Roz are life-savers
I'm bipolar, had suicidal ideation, and was "treatment resistant." Since Dr. Calabrese is a psychopharmacologist, I expected her to simply offer Rx's. However, she gave me various treatment options and I chose Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). It was available right in her office suite and the tech was amazing. I finished my sessions and life has shifted from dark depression to active, social, productive and happy! Dr. Lori Calabrese's caring and expertise are rare.
Wendy G. Glastonbury Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. November 20, 2016
So grateful for TMS
I am so grateful to Dr. Calabrese. I've been seeing psychiatrists and taking various prescriptions for 30 years; my depression has been very treatment resistant and always returned or lingered. Now, after just 5 weeks of TMS treatment, I feel amazingly better. I love that it's completely non-invasive and look forward to long-lasting results. This is the best treatment I've experienced and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
MGD Windsor Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. November 10, 2016
Grateful beyond words
I just wanted to thank you for all you do to keep me healthy - Through the years, I have had so many ups and downs and you always find just the right thing to do to get me to a better place. I am grateful beyond words for all you do for me...You are such an amazing, caring, one-in-a-million doc and I am truly blessed that you care for me as you do. Thank you!
D.S. Coventry Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. October 6, 2016
Remarkable Innovative Therapy
When nothing else worked and I couldn’t get out of bed TMS was suggested by Dr. Calabrese. At first I was apprehensive but after the sessions I have never felt better in my whole life. Rosalyn’s compassion, care, and extensive knowledge about TMS guided me through the process and helped me heal my depression and anxiety. I am forever grateful for this remarkable innovative therapy. I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking relief. It gave me my life back and I promise it can do the same for you. There is hope and you are not alone. TMS is the answer I have been waiting 25 years to find.
Jenn F. Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. August 19, 2016
I had been suffering with debilitating depression for over 25 years. I have been in the hospital over 20 times just in the last few years. Nothing worked. After coming to see Dr. Calabrese, my life changed. She gave me ketamine treatments, recommended a diet change and put me on a medication that no one had tried before. Within a few weeks the depression was gone! Now I'm free to live my life! Karen the RN for the ketamine treatments was so great. She made me feel so comfortable and really cares about people. Dr. Calabrese is brilliant and takes the time to explain everything. Thank you so much!!!
Jessi K East Hartford Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. August 15, 2016
Every day felt like an insurmountable challenge that I didn't have the will power to put up with. I was unbelievably lucky that this (treatment) option presented itself when it did or I don't know that I would still be here. The Ketamine infusions, within a matter of two days, had drastically improved my mood and suicidal ideation. I finally felt that there was hope! I started to find my life improving in ways I had never imagined possible. After all of the alternatives failing I could not believe that a treatment could have such beneficial results within a remarkably short time.
A.S. South Windsor Disclaimer: Everyone’s different and your results may vary. July 29, 2016