David Mahjoubi, MD. David Mahjoubi, MD.

David Mahjoubi, MD, 42, is an anesthesiologist based in Los Angeles, California.

He founded the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles in 2014, and says that despite the drug’s reputation as an illegal party drug, its use in controlled medical settings can help patients battling depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Before accepting a new patient, Dr. Mahjoubi says they need to have first tried other anti-anxiety or depression medication in the past. He also recommends that patients pair the ketamine treatment with regular therapy appointments.

Dr. Mahjoubi says he’s never seen a patient experience withdrawal symptoms, but adds he has had to stop prescribing ketamine nasal spray when patients overuse

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