Dr Szalina recieved her medical degree in 1987 from the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, before completing a specialization in psychiatry at Semmelweis University in 2002.
'Mens sana in corpore sano', meaning 'a healthy body in a healthy mind', was the motto that led Dr Szalina to choose psychiatry as her profession. She began her career at the 1st Surgery Clinic of Semmelweis University, before working as a resident doctor in the Semmelweis Psychiatry Clinic, where she completed a specialization in cognitive and behavioral therapy. Between 2002 and 2004, she was employed as a psychiatrist at the Semmelweis University Psychiatry Clinic, while also working part-time at the Home for People with Mental Disabilities and Psychiatric Patients in Tordas.
Between 2006 and 2008, Dr Szalina worked as the chief psychiatrist in a psychiatric outpatient institute in Bora, Sweden. She then worked as a psychiatrist in the Szigetszentmiklós Medical Clinic while also continuing to work in Sweden. From 2012 to 2018, she worked as chief psychiatrist in Sweden in various institutions providing outpatient psychiatric care (Skene, Karlskrona, Vaxjö and Kalmar).
During her professional life, Dr Szalina has had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of mood disorders such as depression, bipolar conditions and mania, various anxiety-related disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social phobia and also mixed anxiety-depressive disorder.
Dr Szalina speaks Hungarian, Swedish, English and Romanian.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family and dogs. She also regularly exercises to help maintain a balance between body and soul. She enjoys reading both books related to her profession and literature.