about me

Alexandra Portrait

I was born in Skopje, Macedonia, where I completed my medical studies, specialist training in neurology and psychiatry, and my PhD in biological psychiatry.

Until 1998, I worked at the University Hospital of Psychiatry in Skopje. Then, for the sake of love, I moved to Austria, a decision I have never regretted. Nevertheless, I always spend a few weeks each year in Skopje to recharge my emotional batteries with family and friends. That is very important to me.

 

My research journey to here

 

In addition to „excursions into the areas of „schizophrenia“ (Tabernakul Verlag), biological markers for bipolar disorders and the situation of children of mentally ill parents (Reinhardt-Verlag), my research – on which this interdisciplinary human-environment model is based – began at first completely unspectacular and unforeseen, sometime at the end of the 1990s, during a lecture on adjustment disorders. These mental illnesses occur after life changes or stressful life events, which means that the environment plays an essential role in their development.

Purely psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depressed mood, worry, irritability were mentioned, as well as increased muscle tonus and lively muscle reflexes (hyperreflexia). The latter are purely neurological, i.e. organically caused symptoms.
This coincidence of purely psychological symptoms with purely physiological-neurological symptoms aroused my attention. The question was: How would this coexistence of purely psychological and purely (physical) neurological symptoms be explained? Where was the common denominator? In a further perspective, where were the interfaces between the physical and the psychological (psyche or the soul) i.e. or between us and our environment?

At the very beginning of my research, I realized that psychiatry and neurology were hardly able to provide satisfactory answers to such complex relationships between humans and the environment. This forced me to leave my comfort zone and go into other areas of physics (such as thermodynamics and quantum mechanics) or evolution, etc.

During my research journey, a chain of consecutive neurobiological and quantum mechanical processes emerged, which explained not only the coexistence between the psychological and neurological part of us, but also the interaction between us (mental) and our (physical) environment.
This was the way how an interdisciplinary human-environment model was created, which I describe very detailed in the book:

 

The Human Being in the River of Transformation

 

I dedicate this book to the genus Homo sapiens.