Founder of the Los Angeles Ketamine Healing Clinic, revered board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. David Mahjoubi, is featured in a very interesting article entitled: “How Does Ketamine Treat Depression, and is it Safe?,” which has just been published on Mic.com.
So What is Ketamine Exactly?
According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation: “Ketamine is used by medical practitioners as an anesthetic. It is sometimes used illegally by people to get high. Ketamine can produce psychedelic effects, causing a person to see, hear, smell, feel or taste things that aren’t really there or are different from how they are in reality. A number of clinical trials and studies are currently being undertaken to assess ketamine as a treatment for depression, early indications are showing good results.” Generally speaking, ketamine is not regarded as addictive, and is tolerated very well by users. Moreover, its success in helping patients with mental health disorders, such as major depression, is now being recognized.
Many people who suffer from OCD, PTSD, depression, and other disorders, will find this easy to understand article which is written in layman’s terms, compulsive reading. As will anyone who is considering ketamine treatment, and would like to find out more about it, from an expert. In a nutshell, the article put the spotlight on treating various mental health conditions using ketamine.
Mahjoubi stated: “I am so pleased to be featured in this informative piece. Ketamine has a number of benefits that can lead to the alleviation of depression, including meaningful realizations, decreased anxiety and negative thinking, increased energy and processing of past trauma. It can [also] be described as a deep therapy session with oneself.”
The LA Ketamine Healing Clinic, and others that follow the same ketamine protocol, are starting to grow nationwide, and to that end, people need to find out more about it. In the Mic.com piece, Mahjoubi goes into detail about the procedure for treatment using ketamine IV, at his clinic. Of note, in the US, he is one of the few medics who is able to offer a supplement of ketamine via nasal spray. This is ideal for treating depression, and other mental health symptoms at home. Moreover, it prolongs the benefits of treatment which employs IV ketamine.