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Famous Psychiatrists from the United States

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List of notable or famous psychiatrists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top psychiatrists born in the United States and even some popular psychiatrists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

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This historic psychiatrists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American psychiatrists of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychiatrists from the United States?" These prominent psychiatrists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American psychiatrists.

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    Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of...  more
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    Adolf Meyer

    Dec. at 84 (1866-1950)
    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as...  more
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    Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the...  more
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    Anne Love Smith

    Dec. at 69 (1940-2009)
    Anne Love Smith was a psychologist and social worker....
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    Arthur Michael Kleinman (born March 11, 1941) is an American psychiatrist and a professor of...  more
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    Bruce D. Perry is an American psychiatrist, currently the Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma...  more
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    Carl Bell

    Age: 72
    Carl Compton Bell (October 28, 1947 – August 2, 2019) was an American professor of psychiatry...  more
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    Carole Lieberman of Beverly Hills, California is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, author,...  more
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    Charles Krauthammer (; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A...  more

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    Charles Barnet Nemeroff is an American psychiatrist known for his work in treating depression....  more
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    Christ L. Zois is an author of two short-term therapy books....  more
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    David A. Halperin

    Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)
    David A. Halperin was an American psychiatrist, editor and author. Dr. Halperin was Associate...  more
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    Dorothy Otnow Lewis is an American psychiatrist and author who has been an expert witness at a...  more
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    E. Fuller Torrey

    Age: 83
    Edwin Fuller Torrey (born September 6, 1937), is an American psychiatrist and schizophrenia...  more
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    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Dec. at 78 (1926-2004)
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a...  more
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    Eva Ritvo

    Eva Ritvo is an American television and radio personality, author, and psychiatrist most noted...  more
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    Frances Luella Welsing (née Cress; March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016) was an American...  more
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    Frank Pittman

    Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)
    Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. (1935 – November 24, 2012) was an American psychiatrist and...  more
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    Fredric Wertham

    Dec. at 86 (1895-1981)
    Fredric Wertham (; March 20, 1895 – November 18, 1981) was a German-American psychiatrist and...  more
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    Gloria Johnson-Powell (born Gloria Johnson, 1936 – October 11, 2017) was a child psychiatrist...  more
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    Gregory S. Berns is an American neuroeconomist, neuroscientist, professor of psychiatry,...  more
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    Harry Stack Sullivan

    Dec. at 57 (1892-1949)
    Herbert "Harry" Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892, Norwich, New York – January 14, 1949,...  more
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    Hervey M. Cleckley

    Dec. at 81 (1903-1984)
    Hervey Milton Cleckley (1903 – January 28, 1984) was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in...  more
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    Iván Böszörményi-Nagy

    Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
    Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy (May 19, 1920 – January 28, 2007) was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist...  more