Famous British Psychiatrists

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Simon Baron-Cohen
(Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist, Researcher)
Simon Baron-Cohen
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Birthdate: August 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

British clinical-psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen is noted for making significant contributions in fields like autism-neuroimaging, autism-genetics, and synaesthesia, and his services to autistic people, for which he was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours. He formulated mind-blindness theory and fetal-sex-steroid theory of autism and presently serves as a professor at the University of Cambridge and director of the university's Autism Research Centre.

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Theodore Dalrymple
(Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist, Writer, Non-fiction writer)
Theodore Dalrymple
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Birthdate: October 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Anthony Malcolm Daniels, better known by his pseudonym, Theodore Dalrymple, has worked as a physician in many African countries, such as Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The retired consultant psychiatrist and prison doctor is now known for his social and culture critiques in City Journal and other publications.

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Wilfred Bion
(Former Psychoanalyst, who became president of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 1962 to 1965)
Wilfred Bion
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Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India
Died: August 28, 1979

Born in British India, Wilfred Bion grew up to be a prominent psychoanalyst. He had fought during World War I. He is best remembered for his work on group dynamics and the object relations theory. He was also part of the Tavistock group of psychologists who founded the Tavistock Institute.

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John Langdon Down
(Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist)
John Langdon Down
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Birthdate: November 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torpoint
Died: October 7, 1896

British doctor John Langdon Down was pushed to assist at his father’s shop at 14. He gained an interest in medicine after apprenticing with a London surgeon. A pioneer in the treatment of mentally challenged patients, he is remembered for his study of what is now known as Down syndrome.

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Alex Comfort
(Physician, Writer, University teacher, Psychiatrist)
Alex Comfort
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Birthdate: February 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: March 26, 2000

Best known for his world-renowned bestselling sex manual The Joy of Sex and its equally successful follow-up books, British physician Alex Comfort had earned the nickname “Dr. Sex.” He had also written extensively on aging. He had apparently lost his left hand, except his thumb, in a gunpowder experiment.

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Axel Munthe
(Swedish-born Psychiatrist and Medical Doctor)
Axel Munthe
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Birthdate: October 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oskarshamn, Sweden
Died: February 11, 1949

Axel Munthe was a Swedish-born psychiatrist and medical doctor. He is best remembered for writing an autobiographical work titled The Story of San Michele. Munthe often risked his own life to offer medical help during war, plague, and disaster. He also treated the poor without charge. Axel Munthe was also a well-known animal rights activist.

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W. H. R. Rivers
(British Anthropologist, Neurologist, Ethnologist and Psychiatrist, Best Known for His Work Treating First World War Officers)
W. H. R. Rivers
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Birthdate: March 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chatham, Kent, England
Died: June 4, 1922

English anthropologist and psychologist W. H. R. Rivers is best remembered for his work on the Todas of the Nilgiri Hills. A qualified physician, he also taught at Cambridge and worked extensively on medical psychology. One of his best-known works is Kinship and Social Organisation.

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William Cullen
(Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University teacher, Writer, Psychiatrist)
William Cullen
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Birthdate: April 15, 1710
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: February 5, 1790

Apart from being a prominent Scottish physician, William Cullen was also a main pillar of the Scottish Enlightenment. Not only did he treat luminaries such as philosopher David Hume, but he also treated the poor free of cost. A University of Edinburgh professor of medicine, he was also a Royal Society Fellow.

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Humphry Osmond
(Psychiatrist)
Humphry Osmond
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Birthdate: July 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Died: February 6, 2004
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Anthony Storr
(Psychiatrist)
Anthony Storr
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Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: LONDON
Died: March 17, 2001
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Leyla Hussein
(Psychotherapist)
Leyla Hussein
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Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somalia
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Michael Scott Montague Fordham
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Birthdate: August 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: April 14, 1995