Jelena Goranovic's blog

Introducing Brighton StressBusters

Now in our 5th year, we are finally branching into Brighton. From February 2016 we are starting regular talk and demonstration evenings on the third Friday of every month (7.15-9.30pm) at the Hanover Centre. Join us on Friday 19th February at the FREE talk & demonstration evening introducing the community wellbeing programme Brighton StressBusters.

Antidepressants: The Rise of the 'Happy Pill'

by Dr Jelena Goranovic - The emergence of Prozac, the brand name for the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine, in the late 1980’s has marked a revolution in the treatment of depression and other related disorders. Unlike its’ predecessors, the tricyclic antidepressants and MAO Inhibitors, which were for decades the only available antidepressant drugs, Prozac is not just a name familiar only to long-suffering patients and their relatives – it became an über-brand, part of a mainstream vocabulary, a symbol of the quick-fix culture.

Working with a Spouse: Lots of Fun or a Recipe for Disaster?

by Dr Jelena Goranovic - We are a very creative team as we have our different strengths which complement each other and each of us is solely responsible for a different part of the business although we also often advise and support each other. On the other hand, it's a bit of a disaster too, as we sometimes get frustrated with each other - we'd probably be much more polite and kind to co-workers we're not related to! But, as most other couples who work together know all too well, the biggest problem is that we just can't switch off: going for a walk along the beach with the children, the Sunday morning coffee or a trip to the pub for a pint or two in the evening almost inevitably lead to work-related conversations.