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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.
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  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a...  more
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