Department of Psychiatry and medical psychology

 

In 1974 as a successor of the former Pleven Region Psychoneurologic Dispensary, the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology was formed at the newly established Higher Medical Institute in Pleven, headed by Professor Yordan Stoimenov. Subsequently, the Department was joined by its firsт assistants Pepa Dimitrova MD, Radka Gaydarova MD, Rumen Stoychev MD and Mariya Aleksandrova MD.  In the next two decades the department continues its growth and development with the election of new assistants – Pravda Koeva MD, Georgi Georgiev MD, Diana Barkashka MD, Dimitar Kirov, MD and in the recent years Kaloyan Stoychev MD,  Kraismir Ivanov MD, Ivanka Veleva MD and Petar Kolarov MD.

Assoc. prof. d-r Maya YordanovaStoimenova - Popova, MD, PhD

Academic disciplines included in bachelor and master programs of “Public health” Faculty
  • Psychiatry and psychotherapy – Medical rehabilitation and ergo-therapy, regular course
  • Medical Psychology, Medical Rehabilitation and Ergo-therapy, regular course
  • Applied psychology – Healthcare Management, bachelor degree, extramural course
  • Applied psychology – Healthcare Management, master’s degree, extramural course
  • Applied psychology – „Public Healthcare Prevention and Control”

Academic disciplines included in bachelor and master programs of “Medicine” Faculty
  • Psychiatry, Bulgarian language course  
  • Psychiatry, English Language Course
  • Medical Psychology, Bulgarian Language Course
  • Medical Psychology, English Language Course

Disciplines included in the academic program of Pleven University Medical College
  • Psychiatry, Social Workers
  • Psychiatry, Rehabilitators ”
  • Psychiatry, Imaging Diagnostics Workers
  • Psychiatry, “Medical Laboratory Workers”
  • Medical Psychology, Assistant Pharmacist ”

Disciplines included in the academic program of “Healthcare” Faculty
  • Psychiatry, Nurses
  • Psychiatry, Obstetricians
  • Medical Psychology, Nurses
  • Medical Psychology, Obstetricians

Main areas of scientific research of the department of “Psychiatry and Medical Psychology”
  • Epidemiology of Mental Disorders
  • Comorbidity of Mental Disorders
  • Neurobiological and genetic mechanisms underlying mental illnesses
  •  Psychopharmacotherapy of mental disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders

List of textbooks and monographs published by the department staff (single author works or in a co-authorship)
  • Psychiatry, 1996 and 2005 edition  
  • Psychiatric Glossary
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Acute and chronic neuro-intoxications
  • Suicides