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Famous Female Psychiatrists

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List of famous female psychiatrists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female psychiatrists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being psychiatrists. There are thousand of females working as psychiatrists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic psychiatrists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a psychiatrist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Margaret Mahler to May E. Romm.

While this isn't a list of all female psychiatrists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female psychiatrists?" and "Who are the best female psychiatrists?"
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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Psychiatrists
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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief. She was a 2007 inductee into the American National Women's Hall of Fame. She was the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1926-2004)
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Author
    • Credits: Facing Death: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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    Kay Redfield Jamison is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds a post of Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Professor, Psychologist, Author
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    Judith Orloff is an American board-certified psychiatrist who incorporates energy medicine and what she calls "energy psychiatry" into her practice. She has a private practice in Los Angeles. She holds workshops and speaking engagements, blogs for several websites, and is the author of four books. more

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    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Author, Writer
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    Louann Brizendine M.D. is an American scientist, a neuropsychiatrist who is both a researcher and a clinician. She is the author of two books: The Female Brain, and The Male Brain. Brizendine's research concerns women's moods and hormones. She graduated in neurobiology from UC Berkeley, attended Yale ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Author, Physician
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    Nawal El Saadawi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Psychiatrists
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    Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian Muslim feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of women in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society. She is founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity ...more

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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Egypt
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Author, Physician, Writer, Teacher
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    Margaret Schönberger Mahler was a Hungarian physician, who later became interested in psychiatry. She was a central figure on the world stage of psychoanalysis. Her main interest was in normal childhood development, but she spent much of her time with psychiatric children and how they arrive at the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1897-1985)
    • Birthplace: Sopron, Hungary
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst
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    Gloria Johnson-Powell, MD is a child psychiatrist who is also an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement and was one of the first African-American women to attain tenure at Harvard Medical School. more

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    • Age: 78
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Professor, Author, Physician
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    Wafa Sultan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Psychiatrists
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    Wafa Sultan is a medical doctor who trained as a psychiatrist in Syria, and a U.S. author and critic of Muslim society and Islam. more

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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Baniyas, Syria
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Writer
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