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List of Famous Psychiatrists

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List of famous psychiatrists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top psychiatrists in the world? This includes the most prominent psychiatrists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable psychiatrists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic psychiatrists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned psychiatrists.

List people include Sigmund Freud, Charles Krauthammer and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known psychiatrists to the lesser known psychiatrists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the psychiatrist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous psychiatrists ever?" and "What are the names of famous psychiatrists?" then you're in the right place.
Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Sigmund Freud ( FROYD; German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method ...more

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Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Charles Krauthammer (; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A conservative political pundit, in 1987 Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The ...more

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Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
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 ...more

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Wilhelm Reich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Wilhelm Reich (; German: [ʁaɪç]; 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud. ...more
Radovan Karadžić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Radovan Karadžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Радован Караџић, pronounced [râdoʋaːn kâradʒitɕ]; born 19 June 1945) is a Bosnian Serb former politician and convicted war criminal who served as ...more
Elisabeth Kübler-Ro... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
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 ...more
Karl Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Karl Theodor Jaspers (; German: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈjaspɐs]; 23 February 1883 – 26 February 1969) was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, ...more
M. Scott Peck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Morgan Scott Peck (May 22, 1936 – September 25, 2005) was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author who wrote the book The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978.
Kay Redfield Jamison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, 1946) is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds the ...more
Neal D. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Neal D. Barnard is an American author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Theodore Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Anthony Daniels, who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is an English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. He worked in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries as ...more
Alvin Francis Poussaint ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the effects of racism in the black community. He is a noted author, public speaker, and television ...more
Chua Soi Lek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek (simplified Chinese: 蔡细历; traditional Chinese: 蔡細歷; pinyin: Cài Xìlì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chuà Soè-li̍k); born 2 January 1947, also ...more
Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Gregory S. Berns is an American neuroeconomist, neuroscientist, professor of psychiatry, psychologist and writer. He lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Berns holds the Distinguished ...more
Charles Nemeroff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Charles Barnet Nemeroff is an American psychiatrist known for his work in treating depression.
Chris Zois is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Christ L. Zois is an author of two short-term therapy books.
Norman E Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Norman E Rosenthal
Norman E. Rosenthal is a South African, author, psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder, and pioneered the use of light ...more
Arnold J. Mandell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Arnold J. Mandell
Arnold J. Mandell is an American neuroscientist and psychiatrist. Born in 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, he received his M.D. from Tulane University in 1958. Founding chairman in 1969 of the ...more
Hermann Rorschach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Hermann Rorschach
Hermann Rorschach (German: [ˈhɛrman ˈroːrʃax]; 8 November 1884 – 1 April 1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. His education in art helped to spur the development of a set of ...more

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Donald Winnicott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Donald Woods Winnicott (7 April 1896 – 25 January 1971) was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory and developmental ...more
Mohan Agashe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Mohan Agashe (born 23 July 1947) is an Indian psychiatrist and actor. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996 in theatre.
Milton H. Erickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Milton Hyland Erickson (5 December 1901 – 25 March 1980) was an American psychiatrist and psychologist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the ...more
Frantz Fanon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Frantz Fanon (French: [fʁɑ̃ts fanɔ̃]; 20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961), also known as Ibrahim Frantz Fanon, was a French West Indian psychiatrist, political philosopher, revolutionary, and writer ...more
Jonathan Shay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Jonathan Shay (born 1941) is a doctor and clinical psychiatrist. He holds a B.A from Harvard (1963) and an M.D. (1971) and a Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is best known ...more
Judith Orloff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Judith Orloff is an American board-certified psychiatrist and is the author of five books.