About Ketamine
Assisted Therapy

Compassionate, comprehensive mental health care and lifestyle modification in Nashville and middle Tennessee.

What Is Ketamine Assisted

Therapy (KAT)?

Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAT) is a therapeutic approach that uses the drug ketamine in conjunction with psychotherapy to treat various mental health conditions such as depression, PTSD and anxiety.

A Sound Mind & Body collaborates with a supervising physician, therapists, and clinicians. Additionally, we check labs and assure the stream of patient care is seamless. 

NOTE: Ketamine should never be used except under the direct supervision of a licensed medical provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Physician Assistant?

PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and many serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. Carrie collaborates with a supervising physician and ensures seamless care for her patients.

What is Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAT)?

KAT is a therapeutic approach that uses the drug ketamine in conjunction with psychotherapy to treat various mental health conditions such as depression, PTSD and anxiety.

How does KAT work?

Ketamine is administered in a controlled setting and is believed to work by altering neurotransmitter activity in the brain which can lead to rapid improvements in mood and thought patterns.

What is a Physician Assistant?

PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and many serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. Carrie collaborates with a supervising physician and ensures seamless care for her patients.

Is KAT legal?

Yes, ketamine is a legal medication shen prescriber by a medical provider. KAT is practised in various clinics around the world.

What conditions can KAT treat?

KAT has been used to tread depression, PTSD, ODC and substance abuse disorders among others.

What is the success rate of KAT for depression?

Studies have shown promising results with many patients experiencing rapid relief from drpressive symptoms, though individual responses can vary.

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Can KAT lead to addiction?

While ketamine can be addictive if abused, KAT is administered in a controlled, clinical setting to minimize the risk of addiction..

What is the difference between racemic ketamine and esketamin?

Racemic ketamine is the standard form used in medical settings, while esketamine is a more recent FDA approved nasal spray specifically for treatment-resistant depression.

Are there any risks associated with KAT?

As with any treatment, there are potential risks including dissociation, elevated blood pressure and, in rare cases, addition. The risks are managed by medical professionals during treatment.

What is a Physician Assistant?

PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and many serve as a patient’s primary healthcare provider. Carrie collaborates with a supervising physician and ensures seamless care for her patients.

How is ketamine administered in KAT?

Ketamine can be administered intramuscularly (IM) or orally depending on the clinic and specific needs of the patient.

Have More Questions?

We are here to help you navigate the challenges of the mind and body, and to live a more peaceful life through medication management, lifestyle modification, and reaching personal health goals.