1 hr 10 min

What is Ketamine and how can it treat depression? - with Dr. Steven Mandel and Sam Mandel from Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles Mentally Together

    • Mental Health

We've talked about therapy, we've talked about antidepressants... but today we’re talking about a totally different type of treatment for depression: Ketamine.
When I say that, you might think, WOAH, that’s an anesthetic. Or, that’s a party drug. But here's how it relates to mental health - there are now places you can go, doctors you can go to, to get a Ketamine infusion for your depression.
And this is fascinaing to me. Because I am all for anything that can be proven to help people’s brains. Ketamine - because of its use as an anesthetic, is legal for medicinal use. And has been since the 1960s.
My guests today are Dr. Steven Mandel and Sam Mandel, the founders of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles!
Dr. Mandel has been using Ketamine to treat patients for over 40 years, as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He’s also a founder of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners. Sam Mandel is his son, and the Chief Operating Officer of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles. They opened the clinic together 7 years, ago, and since then, have administered over 8 thousand treatments.
I loved talking to them about what Ketamine infusions entail, how it actually works on the brain, and how it has helped many of their patients feel SO much better.
You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.
Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

We've talked about therapy, we've talked about antidepressants... but today we’re talking about a totally different type of treatment for depression: Ketamine.
When I say that, you might think, WOAH, that’s an anesthetic. Or, that’s a party drug. But here's how it relates to mental health - there are now places you can go, doctors you can go to, to get a Ketamine infusion for your depression.
And this is fascinaing to me. Because I am all for anything that can be proven to help people’s brains. Ketamine - because of its use as an anesthetic, is legal for medicinal use. And has been since the 1960s.
My guests today are Dr. Steven Mandel and Sam Mandel, the founders of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles!
Dr. Mandel has been using Ketamine to treat patients for over 40 years, as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He’s also a founder of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners. Sam Mandel is his son, and the Chief Operating Officer of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles. They opened the clinic together 7 years, ago, and since then, have administered over 8 thousand treatments.
I loved talking to them about what Ketamine infusions entail, how it actually works on the brain, and how it has helped many of their patients feel SO much better.
You can keep up with Mentally Together on Instagram @mentallytogetherpod. Cassidy's Instagram is @cassidyquinntv, and you can watch the video version of each podcast episode at YouTube.com/cassidyquinn.
Books recommended by Mentally Together guests: https://bookshop.org/lists/mentally-together

Mentally Together is a creation from Cassidy Quinn in collaboration with Coba.fm.
Zoom+Care ZoomCare offers same-day doctor visits—that you can book online or from their app. Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

1 hr 10 min