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Murai, Zita, MD


My main field of interest is anxiety and mood disorders (panic, generalised anxiety, somatoform disorders, depression, bipolar affect disorders). In my work, a holistic approach is fundamental. I find it important to treat the psychological symptoms and to reveal the cause ofany somatic / physical diseases during my work. As a psychotherapist, I can be a helpful “wayfarer” in pathfinding, seeking the answers for the individual’s question, overcoming their various problems, difficulties in life-style, self-assessment problems, obstructions in life situations, loss / mourning, crisis situations and relationship conflicts – if the individual can overcome the prejudice against seeking help from a psychiatrist for a problem.

Medical specialty

  • Anxiety and mood disorders

Professional experience

  • 1998 – 2001: Department of Neurology, MÁV Hospital
  • 2000 – 2015: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University
    • Resident
    • Clinician
    • Academic assistant
    • Clinician specialist
  • 2012 – : Private practice
  • 2015 – : National Center for Spinal Disorders
  • 2015 – : Buda Health Center

Education and qualifications

  • 1998: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 2000 – 2003: cognitive behavioural therapy course
  • 2002: qualifying exam in psychiatry
  • 2009: qualifying exam in psychotherapy
  • 2009: psychodrama assistant title
  • 2011 – 2012: integrative hypnotherapist course

Professional and society membership

  • 2002 – 2006: Hungarian Psychiatric Association
    • Secretary
  • 2004 – 2006: World Psychiatric Association Young Psychiatrist Council

Scientific activity

  • Presentations
    • 2002.03. Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság V. Nemzeti Kongresszusa - Organikus mentalis zavarral társuló agitáció- agresszió

    • 2002.04. Pszichiáter Professzorok és Tanítványaik klubja – Negyedik Találkozó - Epilepszia és Pszichogén Nem Epilepsziás Rohamok

    • 2003.03. Workshop for Young Psychiatrists - The examination of early maladaptive schema profile of patients with eating disorder

    • 2004.01. Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság XI. Vándorgyűlés - Pszichiátria az orvostanhallgatók szemével

    • 2005.01. Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság XII. Jubileumi Vándorgyűlés - Mefloquin okozta neuropszichiátriai tünetegyüttesek néhány eset alapján
  • Posters
    • 2002.02 Magyar Epilepsziaellenes Liga Éves Nagygyűlése - Epilepszia – Pszichogén Nem Epilepsziás Rohamok
  • Publications
    • Kausz, M., Murai, Z., Arimura, A., and Köves, K.
      Distribution of Pituitary Adenilate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) Immunoreactive Elements in the Brian Stem of Rats Studied by Immunohistochemistry. Neurobiology; 7 (1) pp. 19-31 (1999)

    • Csibri, E., Kovacs, Z., Hidasi, Z., Murai, Z., Szily, E., Rajna, P.: Epilepsy and agitation. Epilepsia. 2002; 43 (8): 165

    • Murai, Z., Baran B, Tolna J., Szily E., Gazdag G.:
      Mefloquin okozta neuropszichiátriai tünetegyüttesek néhány eset alapján. Orv. Hetil. 2005; 146 (3): 133-136

    • Murai, Z., Porkoláb N., Simon V., Telek T., Bitter I.: Felnőttkori figyelemhiány /hiperaktivitási zavar. Orvostovábbképző Szemle. 2005. október. Pszichiátriai Különszám

    • Simon, V., Czobor, P., Bálint, S., Mészáros, A., Murai, Z., Bitter, I.: A felnőttkori figyelemhiányos/hiperaktivitási zavar ( attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder-ADHD) epidemiológiai vizsgálatainak részletes áttekintése. Psychiatr. Hung. 2007; 22 (1): 4-19

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

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