List of famous psychiatrists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A psychiatrist may refer to a physician who is specialized and trained in the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of mental disorders and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists prescribe medication for a range of psychological disorders and examine, assess and conduct diagnostic test on patients. The different kinds of psychiatrists include, child and adolescent psychiatrists, addiction psychiatrists, geriatric and pediatric psychiatrists and forensic psychiatrists among many others. The term, psychiatry came into existence in 1808, when a German physician named Johann Christian Reil came out with the term. A psychiatrist may be involved in psychopharmacology, treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders, psychotherapy, psychiatric genetics, sexual disorders and problems, mood disorders, anxiety and stress related disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Many psychiatrists may with work with a specified age group, like child and adolescent psychiatrist for example. On the other hand, psychiatrists who work with older or aged patients are referred to as geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists. Psychiatrists, who deal with work related issued in business organizations or offices are referred to as organizational or occupational psychiatrists. A forensic psychologist deals with criminal cases and may also have to interact with accused or convicted criminals. Here is a list of famous psychiatrist doctors. Learn about their life and details with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(American)
John MoneyJohn Money
(New Zealander,American)

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(British)
Cesare LombrosoCesare Lombroso
(Italian)
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Hungarian,American)

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
(British)
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(American)
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(American)

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
(Swiss,German)
Julius Wagner-JaureggJulius Wagner-Jauregg
(Austrian)
Eric KandelEric Kandel
(American)

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Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Austrian,American)
Alois AlzheimerAlois Alzheimer
(German)
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Czech,American)

Frances Cress WelsingFrances Cress Welsing
(American)
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
(British)
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
(French)

Arthur SchnitzlerArthur Schnitzler
(Austrian)
Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
(German)
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
(British)

Sidney GottliebSidney Gottlieb
(American)
Ian StevensonIan Stevenson
(Canadian)
Eugen BleulerEugen Bleuler
(Swiss)

Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
(American)
Leo KannerLeo Kanner
(Ukrainian)
Richard von Krafft-EbingRichard von Krafft-Ebing
(Austrian,German)

Josef BreuerJosef Breuer
(Austrian)
Harry Stack SullivanHarry Stack Sullivan
(American)
Kurt SchneiderKurt Schneider
(German)

Bertrand PiccardBertrand Piccard
(Swiss)
John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down
(British)
Otto F. KernbergOtto F. Kernberg
(Austrian,American)

Georges Gilles de la TouretteGeorges Gilles de la Tourette
(French)
Margaret MahlerMargaret Mahler
(Hungarian)
Irmfried EberlIrmfried Eberl
(Austrian,German)

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Marie BashirMarie Bashir
(Australian)
Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
(British)
Otto GrossOtto Gross
(Austrian)

Axel MuntheAxel Munthe
(Swedish)
Sándor FerencziSándor Ferenczi
(Hungarian)
Jacob L. MorenoJacob L. Moreno
(Austrian,Romanian,American)

Joseph WolpeJoseph Wolpe
(American,South African)
Sergei LukyanenkoSergei Lukyanenko
(Russian)
Carl WernickeCarl Wernicke
(German)

William CullenWilliam Cullen
(British,Scottish)
Bluma ZeigarnikBluma Zeigarnik
Stephen BarrettStephen Barrett
(American)

Hervey M. CleckleyHervey M. Cleckley
(American)
Ludwig BinswangerLudwig Binswanger
(Swiss)
António Lobo AntunesAntónio Lobo Antunes
(Portuguese)

Eduard EinsteinEduard Einstein
(Swiss)
Anthony StorrAnthony Storr
(British)
Helene DeutschHelene Deutsch
(Polish,American)

José Manuel Rodriguez DelgadoJosé Manuel Rodriguez Delgado
(Spanish)
Andrea DottiAndrea Dotti
(Italian)
Helen Flanders DunbarHelen Flanders Dunbar
(American)

Richard Freiherr von Krafft-EbingRichard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing
(German)
Robert SpitzerRobert Spitzer
(American)
Thomas Stephen SzaszThomas Stephen Szasz
(Hungarian)

Karl Augustus MenningerKarl Augustus Menninger
(American)