List of Psychiatrists
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List of Psychiatrists

This list is of notable psychiatrists.

Additional lists of psychiatrists can be found at the articles Famous figures in psychiatry (though not all individuals at that list are psychiatrists and medical doctors), Fictional psychiatrists, and List of physicians.

Medical doctors who are psychiatrists and included in those lists and are also listed below. Some psychiatrists are also in the list of neurologists.

Letter Name Lifespan Nationality Notes
A Ahmed Okasha Egyptian President of World Psychiatric Association from 2002 to 2005
A Keith Ablow 1961 - American American television
A Alfred Adler 1870-1937 Individual psychology
A Jill Afrin 1962- Telepsychiatrist for deaf people
A Leo Alexander 1905-1985 Austrian-American Author
A Alois Alzheimer 1864-1915 German Alzheimer's disease
A Daniel Amen 1954- American Psychiatrist and brain-disorder specialist
A Nancy C. Andreasen American 2000 National Medal of Science recipient, professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine
A David Ames 1984 Australian 2018 Order of Australia recipient for research in dementia and the mental health of older persons
B Dame Susan Bailey 1950- British President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
B Jack Barchas 1935- American Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
B Franco Basaglia 1924-1980 Italian Mental health reformer
B William Battie 1703-1776 British Published in 1758 a book on the treatment of mental illness
B Peter Baumann 1935- Swiss Advocate for psycholytic therapy and euthanasia
B Aaron T. Beck 1921- American Father of cognitive therapy
B Vladimir Bekhterev 1857-1927 Russian Best known for noting the role of the hippocampus in memory, his study of reflexes, and Bekhterev's disease
B Eugen Bleuler 1857-1940 Swiss Named terms "schizophrenia" and "schizoid"
B Manfred Bleuler Swiss Son of Eugen Bleuler, research on the course of chronic schizophrenia
B David C. Bradley American Neuroscience
B William Breitbart 1951- American Chief of Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
B Ian Brockington 1935- British Researched nosology of psychiatry
B John Charles Bucknill 1817-1897 British mental health reformer
C Donald Ewen Cameron 1901-1967 Scottish "Depatterning" and "psychic driving" CIA funded experiments, head of APA and WPA
C John Cade 1912-1980 Australian Lithium therapy research
C Fiona Caldicott 1941- British
C Patricia Casey Professor of Psychiatry at University College Dublin
C Daniel Harold Casriel 1924-1983 American Creator of 'The New Identity Process' (now called Bonding Psychotherapy)
C Ferdinando Cazzamalli 1887-1958 Italian Interested in paranormal and metaphysics
C Anthony Clare 1942-2007 Irish
C John Gordon Clark 1926-1999 American 1991 psychiatrist of the year, Psychiatric Times
C Ugo Cerletti 1877-1963 Italian neurologist, specialised in neuropsychiatry and electroconvulsive therapy
C Eustace Chesser 1902-1973 Scottish
C John Conolly 1794-1866 British He published the volume Indications of Insanity in 1830
C Arnold Cooper American Psychoanalyst theorist, former Tobin-Cooper professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and president of the American Psychoanalytic Association
C Michel Craplet French alcoholism specialist
C James Crichton-Browne 1840-1938 British A pioneer of British psychiatric public health
C John Cutting British also writer, specialising in schizophrenia
D Eric Cunningham Dax 1908-2008 British Specialised in shock therapy and lobotomy
D Christine Dean 1939- British community, alternatives to psychiatric hospital treatment and human rights of people with mental health problems.
D Karl Deisseroth 1971- American Neuroscientist. Known for the technologies of CLARITY and optogenetics
D Mason Durie New Zealander
E Leon Eisenberg 1922-2009 American Medical educator, first RCT in clinical child psychopharmacology, protégé of Leo Kanner, author of early articles about autism and neurodevelopmental disorders
E Milton H. Erickson 1901-1980 American Founding president, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
F Wayne Fenton 1953-2006 National Institute of Mental Health, ex-Chestnut Lodge
F Eleanora Fleury 1860-1940 First female member of the Medico Psychological Association (now the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
F Viktor Frankl 1905-1997 Austrian Neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, founder of logotherapy (The Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy)
F Daniel X. Freedman 1921-1993 American Pioneer in biological psychiatry
F Walter Freeman American Office leucotomist
F Sigmund Freud 1856-1939 Austrian Neurologist, "the father of psychoanalysis"
F Jacob H. Friedman 1905-1973 American Pioneer in geriatric psychiatry
F Karl J. Friston 1959- British Neuroscientist and authority on quantitative brain imaging
G Pyotr Borisovich Gannushkin 1875-1933 Russian Author, Manifestations of Psychopathies and Notes on the Psychiatric Clinic on Devichye Pole
G Lars Christopher Gillberg 1950- Swedish Researched on ADHD and autism
G William Glasser 1925- American Reality Therapy and Choice Theory
G Semyon Gluzman 1946- Soviet and Ukrainian whistle blower on political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
G Richard Green 1938- American Influential work done in studying gender identity
G Mikhail Gurevich 1878-1953 Russian Pioneer of Soviet child psychiatry
G Samuel Guze 1923-2000 American Medical educator, and researcher
H Robert Galbraith Heath 1915-1999 American Also neurologist
H Karen Horney 1885-1952 German neo-Freudian
H Henry Mills Hurd 1843-1927 American The first director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital
I Richard Isay 1934-2012 American Psychoanalyst
J Karl Jaspers 1883-1969 German Existential philosopher
J Eve Johnstone 1944- British Head of Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
J Carl Jung 1875-1961 Swiss founder of analytical psychology
K Eric Richard Kandel 1929- American 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
K Victor Khrisanfovich Kandinsky 1849-1889 Russian introduced the notion of pseudohallucinations and described the syndrome now known as Kandinsky-Clérambault syndrome
K Boris Dmitrievich Karvasarsky 1929- Russian Author, Neuroses: Textbook for Doctors and Personality-Oriented Psychotherapy
K Robert Evan Kendell 1935-2002 nosology
K Otto Kernberg 1928- psychoanalytic theoretician and clinician
K Seymour S. Kety 1915-2000 American psychiatric genetics
K Sergei Sergeievich Korsakoff 1854-1900 Russian Studied alcoholic psychosis, introduced the concept of paranoia and wrote a comprehensive textbook on psychiatry
K Anatoly Koryagin 1938- Russian Whistle blower on punitive psychiatry in the Soviet Union
K Emil Kraepelin 1856-1926 German founder of modern scientific psychiatry
K Charles Krauthammer 1950- American Pulitzer-winning columnist, known for political commentary
K Ernst Kretschmer 1888-1964 German researched the human constitution and established a typology
K David Kupfer University of Pittsburgh, current head of DSM-5
K Arnold Kutzinski 1879-1956 German Psychiatrist and neurologist, outspoken critic of psychoanalysis
L Ronald David Laing 1927-1989 Scottish antipsychiatry
L Karl Leonhard 1904-1988 German nosology
L Saul V. Levine 1938- Canadian author, Radical Departures: Desperate Detours to Growing Up
L Aubrey Lewis 1900-1975 Australian Clinical Director of the Maudsley Hospital, pivoltal influence on British psychiatry
L Andrey Yevgenyevich Lichko 1926-1996 Russian vice principal of Saint-Petersburg Psychoneurological Institute n.a. V.M. Bekhterev, author, Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychopathy and Accentuations of Character at Teenagers, and Schizophrenia in Teenagers.
L Robert Jay Lifton 1926- American author, Thought Reform
L Manuel Isaías López 1941- Mexican bioethics
L Abraham Low 1891-1954 founder of Recovery International (formerly Recovery, Inc.)
M Herman Wedel Major 1814-1854 Norwegian Father of Norwegian psychiatry
M Henry Maudsley 1835-1918 British A pioneer of British psychiatry
M Thomas McGlashan Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School
M Friedrich Meggendorfer 1880-1953 German also neurologist, early describer of familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
M Adolf Meyer 1866-1950 Swiss past president, American Psychiatric Association
M Theodor Meynert 1833-1892 German-Austrian Founder of cerebral cortex cytoarchitectonics
M Robert Michels American University Professor and former Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College
M Patrick McGorry, developed early psychosis model
M John Monro 1716-1791 British Was the first of the Monro family of physicians dedicated to insanity
N Conolly Norman 1886-1908 Irish R.M.S. of the Richmond District Lunatic Asylum, Dublin, Ireland
O Humphry Osmond 1917-2004 British known for inventing the term 'psychedelic'
O Ian Oswald 1929- British sleep research
P Herb Pardes psychiatry chair and dean at Columbia University, and president, New York Presbyterian Hospital
P Gordon Parker, Australian mood disorders, in particular melancholia.
P Nossrat Peseschkian 1933-2010 Iranian-German psychiatrist, neurologist, psychotherapist, founder of Positive Psychotherapy
P Issy Pilowsky Australian abnormal illness behaviour
P Philippe Pinel 1745-1826 French father of modern psychiatry
P M. Scott Peck 1936-2005 American love and spiritual growth
P Sir Desmond Arthur Pond 1919-1986 British Chief Scientist at Department of Health and Social Security
R John Rawlings Rees 1890-1969 British military psychiatry and mind control
R W. H. R. Rivers 1864-1922 British psychiatric anthropology
R Hermann Rorschach 1884-1922 Swiss also psychoanalyst, Rorschach inkblot test
R Benjamin Rush 1746-1813 American Father of American psychiatry
R Prof. Gerald Russell 1928- British
R Sir Michael Rutter British
S Manfred Sakel 1900-1957 Austrian inventor of insulin shock therapy
S William Sargant 1907-1988 British False memory syndrome
S Alan Schatzberg American Researches the biology and treatment of depression
S Daniel Schechter 1962- American Researches effects of maternal post-traumatic stress on the mother-child relationship
S Kurt Schneider 1887-1967 German schizophrenia research
S David Shaffer 1936- South African child and adolescent psychiatrist, suicide researcher, epidemiologist
S Michael Sharpe British psychiatric aspects of medical illness
S Michael Shepherd 1923-1995 British Epidemiological Psychiatry
S Vladimir Petrovich Serbsky 1858-1917 Russian author, The Forensic Psychopathology
S Volkmar Sigusch German also psychologist
S Victor Skumin Russian Skumin syndrome, also psychologist
S Andrei Vladimirovich Snezhnevsky 1904-1987 Russian introduced the term of sluggishly progressing schizophrenia
S Solomon Halbert Snyder neurotransmitters
S Robert Spitzer American chair, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III), 1980
S Hans Steiner leading advocate of the developmental psychopathology and psychiatry
S Daniel Stern 1934-2012 American leading infant observation and parenting researcher, theorist, author
S Kerry Sulkowicz American psychology of corporate management
S Cedric Howell Swanton 1899-1970 Australian electroconvulsive therapy
S Thomas Szasz 1920-2012 American critic of conventional psychiatry
T Daniel Hack Tuke 1827-1895 British descendended from the Tuke family of the York Retreat, co-author with John Charles Bucknill of the Manual of Psychological Medicine, editor of the Dictionary of Psychological Medicine, editor of the Journal of Mental Science.
T E. Fuller Torrey 1937- American schizophrenia
T Gordon Turnbull Scottish posttraumatic stress disorder
V Vam?k Volkan 1932- Turkish-Cypriot political psychiatry
W Estela V. Welldon Argentine British Forensic Psychotherapist; founder, International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy
W Simon Wessely British epidemiology, general hospital and combat psychiatry
W Louis Jolyon West 1924-1999 American Civil rights activist
W Sula Wolff 1924-2009 British stress in children, schizoid personality
W Peter C. Whybrow British -
Y Irvin D. Yalom 1931- American researcher into group psychotherapy and existential psychotherapy at Stanford University
Z Charles H. Zeanah 1951- American Leading infant psychiatrist, attachment researcher, author

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