Famous Psychiatrists from Switzerland

List of notable or famous psychiatrists from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top psychiatrists born in Switzerland and even some popular psychiatrists who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss psychiatrists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychiatrists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychiatrist from Switzerland is included when available.

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    • Age: 98
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
  • Adolf Meyer
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    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1910-1941). He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927–28 and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century. His focus on collecting detailed case histories on patients was one of the most prominent of his contributions. He oversaw the building and development of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in April 1913, making sure it was suitable for scientific research, training and treatment. Meyer's work at the Phipps Clinic is ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1866-1950)
    • Birthplace: Niederweningen, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Carl Jung
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    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Jung worked as a research scientist at the famous Burghölzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler. During this time, he came to the attention of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated, for a while, on a joint vision of human psychology. Freud saw the younger Jung as the heir he had been seeking to take forward his "new science" of psychoanalysis ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1875-1961)
    • Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland
  • Christian Müller

    Christian Müller was a teacher, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Swiss writer from the canton de Vaud.
    • Birthplace: Münsingen, Switzerland
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed her theory of the five stages of grief, also known as the "Kübler-Ross model".She was a 2007 inductee into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of nineteen honorary degrees and by July 1982 had taught, in her estimation, 125,000 students in death and dying courses in colleges, seminaries, medical schools, hospitals, and social-work institutions. In 1970, she delivered an Ingersoll Lecture at Harvard University on the theme On Death and Dying.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1926-2004)
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Eugen Bleuler
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    Paul Eugen Bleuler (; German: [ˈɔɪɡeːn ˈblɔɪlər]; 30 April 1857 – 15 July 1939) was a Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist most notable for his contributions to the understanding of mental illness. He coined many psychiatric terms, such as "schizophrenia", "schizoid", "autism", depth psychology and what Sigmund Freud called "Bleuler's happily chosen term ambivalence".
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1857-1939)
    • Birthplace: Zollikon, Zürich, Switzerland