Ágnes Szirmai

Semmelweis UniversityHungary

Dr. Ágnes Szirmai is an associate professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of Semmelweis University in Budapest. Her specialties are otorhinolaryngology, neurology, audiology, and neurootology. She has been the chief of the neurootological outpatient department of the University since 1989. She has been teaching medical students in Hungarian language since 1983 and in English since 1989. Dr. Szirmai holds postgradual courses for otorhinolaryngologist, neurologists, audiologists, and family doctors. She has wide range of publications about vertigo and vestibular system disorders (53 articles, 62 abstracts, 2 books, 18 book-chapters). Dr. Szirmai is a member of several Hungarian and International Scientific Societies (Hungarian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists, Hungarian Stroke Society, Hungarian Headache Society, Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society, which has its seat in Bad Kissingen, Germany and Barany Society (Uppsala, Sweden). She has been the president of the Otoneurological Section of Hungarian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists since 2008.

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Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders worldwide and many aspects of anxiety can be observed. Anxious patients often consult primary care physicians for their treatment, but in most cases they do not accept the diagnosis of anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a symptom that could be seen in many organic disorders and can accompany almost any psychiatric disorder. Anxiety disorders are frequent and are associated with significant distress and dysfunction. Stigmatization is an important factor in insufficient diagnosis. The problems of anxiety cover all fields of life. This book intends to describe the epidemiological aspects and the main co-morbidities and consecutive diseases of the anxiety disorders.

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