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.