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I am a graduate of Military Medical University in Łódź. Just after studies I started work as an academic teacher, first at Human Physiology Institute, then, since 2002 at Department of Adult Psychiatry of Medical University in Łódź.

In 2003 I achieved a doctorate degree in Medicine. In 2012 I was qualified as an university professor in Medicine, specialization in Psychiatry.

I have the honour to work in one of the best team of psychiatrists and psychologists in Poland. People with a long-standing clinical and practical experience supported by the latest scientific knowledge. The Department of Adult Psychiatry of Łódź is currently one of the most thriving scientific centers dealing with psychiatry in Poland.

choroba schizofrenia
Disorders described in this category belong to the most commonly present in psychiatry. In about 15% of population, at least one classified entity of this group appears during whole life. Phobias are most common. Anxiety disorders are often accompanied by others, especially dependencies and depression. Prognosis in such cases is worse. Anxiety symptoms are varied. They can be divided into psychological (irritation, concentration disturbances, apprehension), neurological (headache and vertigo, muscle trembling, upper limbs especially, auditory and visual disorders), and also the symptoms coming from particular systems: respiratory (sense of short breath, foreign body in respiratory tracks, quicker breath), digestive (nausea, change in body mass, diarrhoea) circulatory (sense of “thumping heart”, reddening). There are also symptoms known as general: weakness, muscle pains, sweating and others.

They are observed in 2% of population. In this group of disorders the symptoms are caused by specific objects or events, which in healthy people do not result in any reaction. The fear is not justified and is disproportionally bigger than the real danger. It can occur already during thinking about a given situation. Patients are usually critical in relation to their symptoms which still cause such a big psychic discomfort in them that they lead to their constant avoiding. Complete list of phobias can be found on the website.

The essence of the disorder is a substantial and constantly present fear or anxiety connected with avoiding such places or situations where the escape would be difficult or troublesome, as, for instance, crowd, public places, lonely travelling, travelling far from home. In cases of exposing to such situations some symptoms can occur: thumping and quicker heart beat, sweating, trembling or shaking, dryness in mouth, disturbances of breathing, sense of strangling, pain and discomfort in breast chest, nausea and stomach aches, vertigo, balance disorders, sense of stunning, feeling of alienation of the own body and surrounding, fear of control loss, death anxiety, hot flush, cold chills, sense of numbness.

Social phobia
The essence of social phobia is a substantial fear of being in the center of attention or the anxiety of behaving in the way that can be troublesome or embarrassing. Such fears appear in the following social situations: eating, delivering a speech, meeting known people in public places, participating in social meetings. Social phobias are accompanied by blushing, or trembling, fear of vomiting, urgent need of passing water.

Obsessive-compulsive disorders
Persistent thoughts (obsessions) and actions (compulsions) are characteristic for the described disorder. The most frequently met obsessions concern the fears against being infected, hurt, or harming oneself or other person. The most popular compulsions are: multiple checking, washing, counting. They cause suffering and obstruct everyday regular functioning. Patients are aware that their behavior is improper but they are unable to change it. Every attempt of opposing the compulsion or obsession increases the fear level. The effect of stereotype and aimless performing of compulsive activities results usually in mood lowering and decrease of fear symptoms.

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