Professor Dr. Bernhard J. Mitterauer


Born on October 31st, 1943 in Salzburg.

1953 -1961
Attending the cathedral secondary school in Kremsmünster with emphasis on Latin and Greek. Graduation in 1961.

1961 -1969
Medical school in Innsbruck.

Graduation to MD.

1970 –
Marriage to Gertraud Laimböck.

Birth of daughter Stilla.

Birth of son Tobias.

1976 -1984
Study of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg  (Prof. G. Günther).

Completion of the psychoanalytical training to Psychoanalyst.

1977 -1987
Head of the Crisis Intervention Centre at the Psychiatric Department of the Mental Hospital in Salzburg.
Extensive research in suicide in the province of Salzburg.

Graduation to specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry.

Award of the Salzburg Medical Society-Prize for the study „Beziehung des Wahns zum Selbstmordversuch und Selbstmord“ („The relationship of delusion to suicide and suicide attempts“.

Award of the Anton von Eiselsberg-Prize of the Van Swieten Society and the Austrian Medical Society for the study „Das suizidale Achsen-syndrom: eine medizinisch-biologische Studie zur Abschätzung der Suizidalität“ („The suicidal axis syndrome: a medical-biological study of the assessment of suicidality“).

Registration as an expert in the field of Neurology and Psychiatry. Consecutive expert opinion work at the court of justice in Salzburg and partly at other Austrian courts.

1984 July 19th
Award of the Venia docendi in Psychiatry from the University of Graz.

June 28, 1984
Affirmation from the Department of Science and Education.
Lectures at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology of the University of Graz.

Award of the title AO Professor from the medical faculty of the University of Graz.

1989 -2009
Head of the Institute of Forensic Neuropsychiatry of the Faculty of Legal Science at the University of Salzburg.
Chairmanship of the interdisciplinary seminar „Psychiatric and legal borderline questions in the field of criminality“.

Foundation of the Gotthard Günther Archives. Research and publication of the posthumous philosophical works of the German-American logician and philosopher Gotthard Günther (+ 29-11-1984)

Since 1993 – 1997
Scientific cooperation (brain research) with Prof.Reitböck (Institute of Biophysics and Applied Neurophysics, University of Marburg)

Award of the Hofrat-Krohn-Price for the study „Probleme der ärztlichen Sorgfalts- und Aufsichtspflicht bei akut suizidalen Patienten („Problems of the medical obligatory supervision and diligence in acutely suicidal patients“).“

Award „Global500“ The BMW Society (USA)

Development of Action-oriented therapy of depression

Foundation of the Forensic-Psychiatric Clinic
Christian Doppler Clinic (Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg)

Development of „Therapy of decision conflicts“

Professor emeritus of the University of Salzburg

Foundation of the Volitronics-Institute for Basic Research Psychopathology and Brain Philosophy

Donation of the Gotthard Günther Archives to the Staatsbibliothek at Berlin (including my own pertinent
scientific work).

Since 2013 Cooperation with the US-Quantum Physist Prof. Wolfgang Baer.
Member of the Editorial Bond of „Grundlagenstudien aus Kybernetik und Geisteswissenschaften“.
Reviewer of InternationalJournals
(frontiers in Neurosciences, etc).

Cooperation with the Institute of Pathology (Wagner-Jauregg-Clinic, Linz, Austria)
Cooperation with the University of Applied Medical-Sciences, Linz, Austria