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Georg Psota

Georg Psota

Born in 1958, Psota is a consultant psychiatrist and neurologist. He is head physician of Vienna's psychosocial services, president of the Austrian society for social psychology ÖGSP, vice-president of the Austrian society for geriatric psychiatry and psychotherapy, medical consultant on the psychosocial advisory panel to the health minister of Vienna, leader of Vienna's psychosocial advisory body, and author of non-fiction books as well as numerous scientific publications. Most recently published: 'Das weite Land der Seele' (2016), 'Angst' (2018), 'Sucht' (2022).



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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - ADDICTION

Recognising – Understanding – Overcoming

Addictions increasingly dominate our society. This has been further exacerbated by the pandemic, which has led to greater psychological strain and consequently an increased risk of addictive behaviour. When we yearn to experience moments of pleasure with growing frequency, we pay for it with the loss of our personal freedom. Quite often, even the search for this moment becomes addictive. And addiction can revolve around many things: cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, food, work, internet, shopping, gambling and more. 'Addiction' by Georg Psota and Michael Horowitz explores addictive disorders and their causes in all their forms and variations, and offers guidance on overcoming dependency and finding a way back to a freer, more balanced life.

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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - Fear


Fear is a basic human emotion, but it shouldn’t rule a person’s life. Everyone feels fear at certain times. It is a primal feeling that can dominate our being. Nothing is as defining as mental anxiety. Fear paralyses us. Makes us ill. But it can also drive us to peak performance. Fear opens the gates of the human psyche for numerous mental disturbances: Panic, phobias and personal worries, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and addictions. What is the nature of fear? What function does it have? How can fear be utilised or overcome? Why do people seek out fear by watching horror films or by participating in extreme sports? In their new book, Georg Psota and Michael Horowitz provide answers to these questions and present a way out of fear.

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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - The vast lands of our mind

On our mental state in a crazy world

What is good for our mental wellbeing, from our baby years to old age? We live in times where mental illness and confusion are on the rise, our society is rapidly changing, and people are more and more stressed and overwhelmed. Only a few years ago, philosophers described this phenomenon as "a society of fatigue". Increasingly this fatigue seems to expand into fear and helplessness. The authors take readers on a journey through the wondrous world of our psyche. They answer questions that we have all encountered when our minds enter a state of emergency and they ask further questions in a world that's becoming crazier each day.