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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.

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

studied medicine in Vienna and specialized in psychiatry and neurology. Since 2010 he has been the chief physician of the psychosocial emergency services in Vienna, since 2013 he has been the president of the Austrian Psychiatric Association ÖGPP and he is a member of the advisory board for psychiatric health.


Michael Horowitz

is a photographer, journalist, author, and publisher. He has written biographies of numerous creative minds, including Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch, Karl Krauss as well as H.C. Artmann, Otto Schenk, and Helmut Qualtinger. He is the founder of the newspaper Kurier's magazine "freizeit". He has received a number of awards including the "Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse."

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