Famous Austrian Psychiatrists

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 1 Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: March 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: November 3, 1957

Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst and doctor of medicine. He is credited with shaping innovations like body psychotherapy, primal therapy, and Gestalt therapy. Also a writer, Reich's books like The Sexual Revolution and The Mass Psychology of Fascism influenced generations of intellectuals. Also a controversial figure, some of Wilhelm Reich's practices caused a disturbance in the psychoanalytic community.

 2 Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler
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Birthdate: February 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: May 28, 1937

Alfred Adler was an Austrian psychotherapist and medical doctor. He is credited with founding the school of individual psychology. He was also one of the founders of the psychoanalytic movement along with Sigmund Freud and Freud's colleagues. In 2002, a survey conducted by Review of General Psychology named Adler among the 20th century's most eminent psychologists.

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 3 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud
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Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: September 23, 1939

Regarded as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud was a neurologist. Despite suffering criticism, psychoanalysis remains influential in the fields of psychology and psychiatry; such is the influence Freud has on humanities. Scholars believe that Freud is one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century and that his impact is comparable to that of Marxism and Darwinism.

 4 Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler
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Famous As: Writer, Playwright, Physician, Screenwriter, Psychiatrist, Novelist
Birthdate: May 15, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 21, 1931

 5 Richard von Krafft-Ebing

Richard von Krafft-Ebing
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: December 22, 1902

 6 Josef Breuer

Josef Breuer
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Famous As: Physician, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Austrian
Died: June 20, 1925

 7 Otto Gross

Otto Gross
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Physician
Birthdate: March 17, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 13, 1920
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 8 Julius Wagner-Jauregg

Julius Wagner-Jauregg
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Famous As: Physician, Politician, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Professor
Birthdate: March 7, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Austrian
Died: September 27, 1940

 9 Rudolf Dreikurs

Rudolf Dreikurs
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: February 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: May 25, 1972

 10 Bénédict Morel

Bénédict Morel
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: November 22, 1809
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian, French
Died: March 30, 1873

 11 Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: September 2, 1997

Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl founded logotherapy. He also authored several books, most notably his bestselling autobiographical depiction of his ordeal at various Nazi concentration camps, Man's Search for Meaning. He had lost his parents, brother, and wife in the Holocaust. He later won honors such as the Oskar Pfister Award.