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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - Fear


Angst ist ein Grundgefühl des Menschen, doch sie sollte nicht über den Menschen bestimmen.

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.

Book details

with a preface by Adele Neuhauser
216 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734375
Release date: 09.10.2018

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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).


Michael Horowitz

Born 1950 in Vienna, Horowitz is a photographer, journalist, writer and publisher. He has authored biographies on Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch and Karl Kraus, as well as H. C. Artmann, Otto Schenk and Helmut Qualtinger. He is founder of the courier magazine 'freizeit' and has received several awards, including the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. Most recently published: 'Das weite Land der Seele' (2016), 'Angst' (2018), 'Sucht' (2022).


Es gibt neue Bücher, die es tatsächlich schaffen, Aspekte der Angst auf hohem Niveau, gut verständlich, gut lesbar, zwischen 2 Buchdeckeln unterzubringen. So ein Buch ist zum Beispiel Angst Erkennen, Verstehen, Überwinden von Georg Psota und Michael Horowitz.
[Quelle: Kim Kindermann, DEUTSCHLANDFUNK]

(…) beschäftigt sich mit allen Facetten der Angst – und zeigt Auswege.
[Quelle: Gabriele Kuhn, KURIER]

(…) bringt neue Einblicke, das tut der Angst sicherlich gut.
[Quelle: Karin Pollack, STANDARD]

Ein neues Buch des Psychiaters und Neurologen Georg Psota zeigt Auswege.
[Quelle: ORF Radio NÖ]

Was dieses erklärende Buch für Betroffene so wichtig macht, ist die Aufforderung, über die Ängste zu reden und rechtzeitig Hilfe in Anspruch zu nehmen.
[Quelle: Helmut Eggl, MEDIENPROFILE]

Beide Autoren liefern eine recht umfassende Beschreibung des Grundgefühls Angst, einer ist Neurologe, der andere Schriftsteller. (…) In leicht nachvollziehbarer Sprache wird das Tabuthema abgehandelt (…).
[Quelle: Artis Franz Jansky-Winkel, MOMAG]

Die Autoren begeben sich auf die Spuren des Organs der Psyche und erklären gut verständlich die verschiedenen Formen der Angst, auch an Hand konkreter Fallbeispiele und zeigen aus psychologischer und ärztlicher Sicht Wege in Richtung Heilung auf. Ein positives Schlusswort zur Nutzung und Überwindung von Angst macht Betroffenen Mut.
[Quelle: Christine Winter, MUSIKERZIEHUNG]

Georg Psota, Chefarzt der Psychosozialen Dienste in Wien, über ein Urgefühl, das heute entgegen aller objektiven Parameter wichtiger denn je scheint: Warum Angst gerade in den sichersten Zeiten der Menschheitsgeschichte so präsent ist.
[Quelle: Helmut Schneider, WIENLIVE]

Alles in allem ein hochinteressantes, gut lesbares Buch, das in keiner Bibliothek fehlen sollte.

Dieses Buch ist kein „Befreien Sie sich von Ihrer Ängsten-Ratgeber“, eher ein Buch unter dem Motto „reden wir drüber, das ist ganz normal.“

Wer wissen möchte wie Ängste „funktionieren“ und was sie aus einem Menschen machen können, wie sie ihn hemmen können und wie man sie therapieren kann, der/die sollte „Angst“ unbedingt lesen.

Das Wissen von Georg Psota bringt die Leserin, den Leser bereits dem Überwinden der Angst nahe.
[Quelle: VORRANG]

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