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Another consideration regarding “bodily injury” is whether purely emotional distress qualifies. For example, say a former patient claims that a KAP practitioner’s work in KAP caused them to suffer PTSD from the experience but does not allege that any physical symptoms resulted from their PTSD. (Credit: ink drop/Stock.adobe.com) Another consideration regarding “bodily injury” is whether purely emotional distress qualifies. For example, say a former patient claims that a KAP practitioner’s work in KAP caused them to suffer PTSD from the experience but does not allege that any physical symptoms resulted from their PTSD. (Credit: ink drop/Stock.adobe.com)

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a unique and relatively recent form of psychotherapy that shows promising results for individuals diagnosed with a variety of mental health disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and anxiety.

Although ketamine has been approved by the FDA since the 1970s, its use in the psychotherapy arena is relatively recent. It was not until the 2000s that medical professionals noticed an association between ketamine and a reduction in depression and suicidal thoughts, and it is within the past few years that KAP has become part of the conversation on a larger scale.

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