Dr Nikola Ognyenovits
M.D., FRACGP, FACRRM, FAChAM (RACP)
Dr Nikola Ognyenovits is an addiction medicine specialist. You will require a referral from your GP or psychiatrist to see Dr Nikola.
Currently, Dr Ognyenovits only takes appointments for ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Ketamine is used sublingually in observed and supported psychotherapy sessions at the office to facilitate or enhance the psychotherapeutic process.
Please note: Dr Ognyenovits will not prescribe take home ketamine nor dose he provide ketamine infusions.
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (also known as KAP) may be beneficial in various mental health conditions inlcuding supporting abstinence from substances associated with psychological trauma (e.g complex/developmental trauma, PTSD).
KAP may not be beneficial for everyone. There are certain conditions or drug interactions that would make it inefficient or even potentially harmful.
Dr Nikola is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians' Chapter of Addiction Medicine, and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Dr Nikola is involved in psychedelic research with Swinburne University, investigating psilocybin assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression.
As a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, he contributes to the education of various health professionals. Dr Ognyenovits is involved in advocacy to inform drug policy and service development.
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Treatment Resistant Depression/Anxiety
Abstinence Support for Substance Use Disorders