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EP 858 An Odd, Effective Depression Treatment

Summary: Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) has stumped medical professionals who want to help their patients live better lives. But, one new treatment may finally be effective.
Air Date: 10/3/17
Duration: 23:10
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Steven L. Mandel, MD
Steven-MandelSteven L. Mandel, MD, is the founder and president of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in psychology who has been practicing medicine for over 35 years with extensive experience in the provision of anesthesia in both inpatient and outpatient settings for adults and children.

Dr. Mandel has had a passion for healing since he was a little boy, starting with nursing a robin back to health by feeding it with an eye-dropper after its unfortunate encounter with the neighborhood cat. Since then, he’s become an internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of depression, other mood disorders, and chronic pain conditions with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. He is the only physician providing Ketamine Therapy who has a degree in both anesthesiology and psychology. This unique background is the ideal combination for the provision of IV Ketamine Infusions.

To date, Dr. Mandel has personally administered over 4,000 infusions to over 600 patients. He has been featured on the hit TV show The Doctors, on PBS, and written about in Anesthesiology News, Yahoo News, San Francisco Daily, and more. Physicians from all over the United States seek his guidance in developing ketamine infusion clinics of their own.

Dr. Mandel is known for his integrity, compassion, and humor and has an impeccable reputation among patients.
EP 858 An Odd, Effective Depression Treatment
For some people with depression, medication does not work.

Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) has stumped medical professionals who want to help their patients live better lives. But, one new treatment may finally be effective.

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Dr. Steven Mandel explains how ketamine, an anesthetic that has been used on both humans and animals for decades, can quickly lift the spirits of people with severe TRD.

The drug interacts with receptors and chemicals in the brain to cause immediate anti-depressant effects. Though it's an off-label use of the drug, it's not addictive and has worked for more than 80% of Dr. Mandel's patients.

Tune in to learn more about this breakthrough treatment.


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