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School of Medicine, University of Sofia - 1996
1981 - M.D. Degree
Psychiatry - 1984
Washington (USA) - 1992, Wurzburg (Germany) - 1993, 1997, Bad Kissingen (Germany) - 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
Ph.D. Degree: 1987, Thesis:
„Methods and devices for provoking and investigating hallucinatory experience: Implications and perspectives“
Board certified psychiatrist, experience in clinical practice, schizophrenia and other psychoses, mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry, neurosensology, movement and gait disorders, equilibriometry, event-related brain potentials, craniocorpography, speech audiometry, projective methods, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, clinical psychophysiology.
Deputy Director of the University Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry, Head of the First Psychiatric clinic, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology.
National consultant on Psychiatry and Vice-President of the Council of Mental Health (Ministry of Health), Consultant and Expert on Psychiatry (National health insurance fund), Editor-in-chief of the psychiatric section of the national specialized journal „Bulgarian Neurological and Psychiatric Practice“ and the Bulgarian-Austrian specialized journal „Neurology and Psychiatry“, member of the Editorial board of the International Tinnitus Journal (New York, USA), Head of the National Commission for board certification in psychiatry.
Member of the Bulgarian Medical Association, the Bulgarian Society of Biological Psychiatry, the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, the International Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society, President of the „Hans Selye“ Stress and Adaptation Society.
Mainly in the field endogenous and organic psychoses, mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, neurophysiology, psychophysiology, clinical psychology
more than 250 scientific publications
3 monographs, 5 Handbooks of Neurology, 1 Handbook of Psychiatry
7 inventions, 1 current international patent
National award for medicine „Invention-Application-World Standard“ (1986), National award „Young inventor of Bulgaria“ (1987), National award „Honorary inventor“ (1988)
The clinic is specialized generaly in the treatment of acute psychoses, affective disorders, psychotic exacerbations and psychosocial break in schizophrenic disorders, delusional disorders; crises whose treatment requires temporary isolation; acute stress and PTSD; abnormal illness behavior
(somatic and hypochondriac patients); patients with Ego-dystonic sexual dysfunction; patients with personality disorders (not antisocial);
abstinence syndromes in dependencies (with appropriate exclusion criteria); comorbidity between alcohol dependence and other psychiatric disorders.
In addition to active treatment the clinic launched activity of resocialization and prophylaxis against recurrence ensuring continuity in their continuance with referral to other hospitals and outpatient clinics.
Along with the direct medical activity priority is the diagnostic clarification of complicated cases, and the specification of maintenance therapy in outpatient treatment (assessment of effectiveness and assessment of side effects).
Expert labor services are also offered for patients with psychiatric disorders that require invalidization. The usage of unique equipment (cranio-corpo-graphy) and implementation of original methodology, approved and patented as inventions in the most developed countries of the world contribute for the effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic activity.