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Handling PTSD

My dear readers and all of you who will one day join my medical-artistic corner, Last time I gave a hint that I will write about some important-practical things regarding PTSD. Let me give you a short introduction about history and epidemiology of this condition. PTSD has first time been described by soldiers who participated…

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Rediscovering our creative potentials – coming back to the life – Part I

Dear readers, a week ago I have announced to share with you some interesting things regarding creative potentials; experiences, opinions, and societal prejudices towards the cultivation of creative potentials in an individual. To all of you who are reading this text, I would first of all advise that you imagine yourself in a certain creative…

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Coping with insomnia

Recently I have mentioned a topic that I could call a little more about today. Since insomnia is one of the most common symptoms in the field of psychiatry to which special attention is paid, I would like to bring you some truths and misconceptions about the habits and medications that are relatively often prescribed…

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Nesanica, hipnotici i savjeti za poboljšanje kvalitete sna

Prije nekoliko dana spomenula sam temu o kojoj bih se upravo danas mogla malo više raspisati. Budući da je nesanica jedan od najčešćih simptoma u području psihijatrije kojem se predaje posebna pažnja, htjela bih vam približiti neke istine i zablude o navikama i lijekovima koji vam relativno često ordinirani od vašeg obiteljskog liječnika. Mnogi se…

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Depresija – razbijanje stigme i pružanje pomoći

Dragi svi koji vjerno pratite moj blog, na višebrojne upite o ovoj temi konačno se odlučih na iznošenje savjeta za osobe koje pate od depresije ili imaju svoje najmilije kojima ova bolest narušava svakidašnjicu. Poznato na je prvo od svega da postoji veliki tabu kada je u pitanju posjeta psihologu ili psihijatru te oboljelima od…

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Black Needle Noise featuring Helena Mamich – “Nocturnal” — Onyx Music Reviews

Black Needle Noise is the project of one John Fryer and for those not so well acquainted with his name, should be with his other band from the 80’s, the highly influential, This Moral Coil, who are forever entwined with the wonderful, 4AD. Fryer has collaborated with the Australian/Croatian, classical vocalist, Helena Mamich, to create […]…

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Approbation in Germany

After a while, I have decided to share my own experience and folmal requirements for Approbation in Germany. As many of you know, I have shared my experience regarding FSP in Berlin and I am so grateful for reading my blog and finding some of the hints helpful. May the next year 2021 bring to…

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Fachsprachprüfung (FSP)

One of the most frequent topics between foreign medical doctors who are in the search of a better future in Germany is how to pass this holy exam in order to turn a new page in their professional lives. I feel privileged to share my story about passing my FSP from the first attempt and…

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Gerhard Stäbler: blütenlos

Ach, Lippen! Wie haben sie mich verbrannt! Die Handvoll Wasser Trinke ich nicht, Der Mond ist darin. Monodie for soprano, flute, piano, violin and cello “blütenlos” composed by German composer and professor emeritus Gerhard Stäbler in 2004. Its German premiere took place in the same year in Düsseldorf while its Australian premiere had to wait…

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Thoreau, 1850 – Admonitions

………Do a little more of that work which you have sometime confessed to be good… Do what you reprove yourself for not doing. Know that you are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with yourself without reason… [C]ultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil. Regard not your past failures nor successes.…

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#Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja (4) – Tko je slobodan čovjek?

Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja podcast vođen liječnicom specijalizanticom psihijatrije dr.Helenom Mamić. U ovom podcastu govorimo o slobodi, navezanosti za faktore koji su velikim udjelom vanjski. Ova tema se nadovezuje za prethodne teme o svrsishodnom življenju i individualizmu. Pogledajte kratki video te iskusite naputke koji bi mnogima mogli biti od pomoći. Zdravi bili!

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How it actually began?

To all of my dear colleagues, especially those who are fond of Psychiatry, now I will write about my beginnings in Psychiatry. I think that many of you watched the movie “One flies above the Cuckoo’s nest” even before attempting to study medicine. This movie would partially encompass at what kind of ward I was…

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#Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja(2) – Strah od promjene

Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja podcast vođen liječnicom specijalizanticom psihijatrije dr.Helenom Mamić. U ovom podcastu govorimo o postojanju strahova kod promjena te njihovi mehanizmi javljanja. Pogledajte kratki video te iskusite naputke koji bi mnogima mogli biti od pomoći. Zdravi bili!

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#Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja(1)- Zivljenje zivotne svrhe

Mali kutak mentalnog zdravlja podcast vođen liječnicom specijalizanticom psihijatrije dr.Helenom Mamić. U ovom podcastu govorimo o postavljanju temeljnog pitanja našeg postojanja. Pogledajte kratki video te iskusite naputke koji bi mnogima mogli biti od pomoći. Zdravi bili!

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How to survive the first half-year in Germany working as a doctor?

My dear colleagues, as this is a very vivid topic I am happy to share my own experiences, tips and tricks on how to make it through despite numerous obstacles during these challenging times. As I was mostly working as GP and occasionally as an ER doctor – for a decade, this completely different working…

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