world rights available
Format 140x220 Hardcover
ISBN ebook: 9783701745388
published in September 2016
The vast lands of our mind
On our mental state in a crazy world
Depression, dementia and burnout are the leading causes of illness in our times. A tour guide to our mental state.
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.
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."