#018 - Dr. Steven & Sam Mandel, Co-Founders Ketamine Clinics of LA

PsyFi

14-06-2021 • 1 hr 7 mins

PSY FIUNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCEWe take an evidence-based exploration into the world of psychedelic medicine with leading researchers, clinicians and industry experts. Dr. Steven MandelFounder & President, Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles Dr. Steven Mandel is an internationally-recognized expert & pioneer in the use of ketamine infusion therapy to treat mental health disorders & chronic pain. Dr. Mandel has more than 40 years of experience utilizing ketamine as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He also earned his master’s degree in psychology. He is the founder & president of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, a leading ketamine infusion therapy clinic in Southern California. Dr. Mandel is also founder and first president of ASKP. Sam MandelCofounder & Chief Operating Officer, Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles Sam Mandel is a lifelong mental health advocate & entrepreneur. Mandel started Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles with his father, Dr. Steven Mandel, in 2014 and has grown the clinic to be one of the most successful and well-respected ketamine infusion therapy clinics in the US. Mandel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of KCLA and manages its staff of 10. He oversees all non-clinical functions, including patient satisfaction, vendors, marketing, technology, development, & finance. LINKS:https://ketamineclinics.com/ (https://ketamineclinics.com/) TIMESTAMPS:1:18: Ketamine is not new — supported War Vets in the 70s. 6:35 Among the first Physicians to apply Ketamine with patients. 6:53 In 2014 Many people considered it very experimental. 8:04 3 Different populations of patients. 9:10 Mental health benefits of Ketamine at anesthetic doses. 12:14 Spearheading the movement of using chemicals to promote better mental health. 15:10 Why is Ketamine so effective, so quickly? 17:05 Ketamine works on chemical level and experiential level. 23:50 Evidence-based approach. 28:42 Ketamine vs. Traditional treatment efficacy. 32:30 Ketamine is no longer a last resort. 34:49 Ketamine has no long-term side effects. Quality of Relief. 39:23 Ketamine is an activator rather than a depressant. 42:52 Working with my son. 45:05 Working with my father. 50:37 What about the 17% who don't experience benefits? 55:15 Is Ketamine frequently abused or addictive? 59:44 The largest cause of disability globally? Depression. 1:03:45 Ketamine is the fastest acting, safest, most effective anti-depressant. 1:04:34 Ketamine saves lives.

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