Psychiatrists

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.
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 1 Carl Jung

Carl Jung
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swiss
Died: June 6, 1961

Widely regarded as the father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung is one of the most important contributors to symbolization and dream analysis. The concepts of socionics and a popular psychometric instrument called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were developed from Jung's theory. Apart from working as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder, and prolific writer.

 2 Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 21, 2018
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 3 Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: April 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: September 9, 1981
French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan is remembered for his philosophical approach that explored Freudian concepts, to which he applied elements of structuralism and anthropology to create his own concepts. His controversial suggestions led to his expulsion from the International Psychoanalytic Association. One of his key concepts was “Return to Freud.”

 4 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.

 5 Andrea Dotti

Andrea Dotti
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Famous As: psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 30, 2007

 6 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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 7 Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist, Researcher
Birthdate: August 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 John Money

John Money
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Famous As: Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: July 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: New Zealander, American
Died: July 7, 2006
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 9 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.

 10 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 11 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: August 24, 2004

 12 M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: May 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 25, 2005
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 13 R. D. Laing

R. D. Laing
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French, Scottish
Died: August 23, 1989

Psychiatrist R. D. Laing was known for his different perspective on mental illnesses, particularly psychosis. Known as anti-psychiatry, his theory of resolving mental ailments opposed the age-old shock therapy. His written works include The Divided Self. He was also a talented poet and had fathered 10 children by four women.

 14 Karen Horney

Karen Horney
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: September 16, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: December 4, 1952

 15 Irvin D. Yalom

Irvin D. Yalom
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: June 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 16 Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: April 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Hungarian, American
Died: September 8, 2012

 17 Mohan Agashe

Mohan Agashe
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 18 Alois Alzheimer

Alois Alzheimer
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Neuropathologist
Birthdate: June 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: December 19, 1915

 19 Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers
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Famous As: Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: February 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss, German
Died: February 26, 1969

 20 Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 Milton H. Erickson

Milton H. Erickson
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Famous As: Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Writer
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 25, 1980

 22 Frances Cress Welsing

Frances Cress Welsing
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: January 2, 2016

 23 Sidney Gottlieb

Sidney Gottlieb
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Famous As: Chemist, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 7, 1999

 24 Eric Kandel

Eric Kandel
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Famous As: Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Biochemist
Birthdate: November 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 25 Ron Dellums

Ron Dellums
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 2018

 26 Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim
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Famous As: Writer, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: March 13, 1990

 27 Hermann Rorschach

Hermann Rorschach
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Famous As: Swiss psychiatrist
Birthdate: November 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss
Died: April 1, 1922

Remembered for inventing the inkblot test to uncover the hidden traits of a subject’s personality, known as the Rorschach test, Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach was born to an art teacher in Zürich and had thus wished to be an artist initially. His Rorschach test was later criticized for its subjectivity.

 28 Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Egyptian

 29 Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Israeli
Died: November 17, 1979

 30 Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
Birthdate: July 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Czech, American

 31 Félix Guattari

Félix Guattari
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: August 29, 1992

 32 Ian Stevenson

Ian Stevenson
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Parapsychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: October 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian
Died: February 8, 2007

 33 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

 34 Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple
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Famous As: Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist, Writer, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: October 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 35 Fritz Perls

Fritz Perls
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Famous As: Psychologist, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: March 14, 1970

 36 Wilfred Bion

Wilfred Bion
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist
Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: November 8, 1979

 37 Arthur M. Sackler

Arthur M. Sackler
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 26, 1987

 38 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

 39 Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard
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Famous As: Swiss psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss

 40 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

 41 Eugen Bleuler

Eugen Bleuler
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: April 30, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 15, 1939

 42 Irmfried Eberl

Irmfried Eberl
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Famous As: Physician, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: February 16, 1948

 43 Nora Volkow

Nora Volkow
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mexican

 44 John Langdon Down

John Langdon Down
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Famous As: Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist
Birthdate: November 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: October 7, 1896

 45 Harry Stack Sullivan

Harry Stack Sullivan
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist
Birthdate: February 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: January 14, 1949

 46 Otto F. Kernberg

Otto F. Kernberg
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Psychologist
Birthdate: September 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, American

 47 Kurt Schneider

Kurt Schneider
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Famous As: Military physician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: October 27, 1967

 48 Fredric Wertham

Fredric Wertham
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Famous As: Psychologist, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: March 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: November 18, 1981

 49 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

 50 Margaret Mahler

Margaret Mahler
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist
Birthdate: May 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Hungarian
Died: October 2, 1985
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