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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 Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 newspapers ...more

Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Carl Jung Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also ...more

Wilhelm Reich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Wilhelm Reich Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the ...more

Radovan Karadžić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Radovan Karadžić Radovan Karadžić is a former Bosnian Serb politician. During the breakup of Yugoslavia, Karadžić, as President of the Republika Srpska, sought the direct unification of that entity with Serbia. ...more

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 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 ...more

Karl Jaspers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Karl Jaspers Karl Theodor Jaspers was a German psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers ...more

M. Scott Peck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
M. Scott Peck Morgan Scott Peck was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first 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 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 ...more

Neal D. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Neal D. Barnard Neal D. Barnard is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an international network of doctors, scientists, ...more

Theodore Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Theodore Dalrymple 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 Alvin Francis Poussaint is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of numerous books on child psychiatry, with a particular focus on the raising of African-American ...more

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Chua Soi Lek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Chua Soi Lek Tan Sri Dr. Chua Soi Lek; born 2 January 1947, also known as Chua Kin Seng, is a Chinese Malaysian politician from the state of Johor. He is married to Datin Seri Wong Sek Hin. They have three ...more

Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Gregory Berns Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University.

Charles Nemeroff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Charles Nemeroff 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
Chris Zois Christ Zois is a film producer, writer and film story contributor.

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

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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. He received his M.D. from Tulane University in 1958. Founding chairman in 1969 of the Department of Psychiatry at the University ...more

Hermann Rorschach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Hermann Rorschach Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, best known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test. This test was reportedly designed to ...more

Donald Winnicott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Donald Winnicott Donald Woods Winnicott was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory. He was a leading member of the British Independent ...more

Mohan Agashe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Mohan Agashe Dr. Mohan Agashe is an Indian theatre and film actor. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996.

Milton H. Erickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Milton H. Erickson Milton Hyland Erickson was an American psychiatrist and psychologist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis ...more

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Frantz Fanon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Frantz Fanon Frantz Fanon was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and ...more

Jonathan Shay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Jonathan Shay Jonathan Shay is a doctor and clinical psychiatrist. He holds a B.A from Harvard and an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is best known for his publications comparing the ...more

Judith Orloff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Judith Orloff 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 ...more

Robert Spitzer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Robert Spitzer Robert Leopold Spitzer is a psychiatrist and retired professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. He was a major force in the development of the Diagnostic and Statistical ...more

Jacques Lacan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Jacques Lacan Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris ...more

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Viktor Frankl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Viktor Frankl Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the ...more

John Cutting is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
John Cutting Dr. John Charles Cutting, who writes as Dr. John Cutting, is a British psychiatrist specialising in schizophrenia research. He has written a number of books, and articles and reviews in ...more

Gottlieb Burckhardt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Gottlieb Burckhardt Johann Gottlieb Burckhardt was a Swiss psychiatrist and the medical director of small mental hospital in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. He is commonly regarded as having performed the ...more

Eduard Einstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Eduard Einstein Eduard Einstein was born in Zürich, Switzerland, the second son of physicist Albert Einstein and his first wife Mileva Marić. Einstein and his family moved to Berlin in 1914. Shortly ...more

Eric Kandel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Eric Kandel Eric Richard Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in ...more

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Aaron T. Beck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Aaron T. Beck Aaron Temkin Beck is an American psychiatrist and a professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, and ...more

Keith Ablow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Keith Ablow Keith Russell Ablow is an American psychiatrist, author and television personality. He is also a contributor on psychiatry for Fox News Channel.

Heinz Kohut is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Heinz Kohut Heinz Kohut was an Austrian-born American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an influential school of thought within psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory which ...more

Adolf Meyer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Adolf Meyer Adolf Meyer, was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927-28 and ...more

Bankole Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Bankole Johnson Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych is a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist throughout Europe and the United States who served as Alumni Professor and Chairman of the ...more

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Harry Stack Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Harry Stack Sullivan Harry Stack Sullivan was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Having ...more

Ben Goldacre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Ben Goldacre Ben Michael Goldacre is a British physician, academic and science writer. As of 2014 he is a Wellcome research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is ...more

Fritz Perls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Fritz Perls Friedrich Salomon Perls, better known as Fritz Perls, was a noted German-born psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Perls coined the term 'Gestalt therapy' to identify the form of psychotherapy that ...more

Emmanuel Ghent is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Emmanuel Ghent Emmanuel Ghent was a pioneering composer of electronic music and a psychiatric practitioner, researcher, and teacher.

Reef Karim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Reef Karim Reef Karim, known as Dr. Reef, is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician and relationship therapist, as well as a writer, host, and personality. He is best known as ...more

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Robert Jay Lifton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Robert Jay Lifton Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought ...more

Louann Brizendine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Louann Brizendine 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 ...more

Ainslie Meares is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Ainslie Meares Ainslie Dixon Meares was an Australian psychiatrist, scholar of hypnotism, psychotherapist, authority on stress and a prolific author who lived and practised in Melbourne.

Nawal El Saadawi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Nawal El Saadawi 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 ...more

Lawrence Pazder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Lawrence Pazder Lawrence "Larry" Pazder was a Canadian psychiatrist and author. Pazder is known for his autobiography, Michelle Remembers, published in 1980, that he co-wrote with his patient Michelle ...more

Thomas Szasz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Thomas Szasz Thomas Stephen Szasz was a psychiatrist and academic, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, a professor of psychiatry at the ...more

Margaret Mahler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
Margaret Mahler 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 ...more

Alan Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Psychiatrists
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