Famous Psychiatrists - List of Famous Psychiatrists

A psychiatrist may refer to a physician who is specialized and trained in the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of mental disorders and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists prescribe medication for a range of psychological disorders and examine, assess and conduct diagnostic test on patients. The different kinds of psychiatrists include, child and adolescent psychiatrists, addiction psychiatrists, geriatric and pediatric psychiatrists and forensic psychiatrists among many others. The term, psychiatry came into existence in 1808, when a German physician named Johann Christian Reil came out with the term. A psychiatrist may be involved in psychopharmacology, treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders, psychotherapy, psychiatric genetics, sexual disorders and problems, mood disorders, anxiety and stress related disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Many psychiatrists may with work with a specified age group, like child and adolescent psychiatrist for example. On the other hand, psychiatrists who work with older or aged patients are referred to as geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists. Psychiatrists, who deal with work related issued in business organizations or offices are referred to as organizational or occupational psychiatrists. A forensic psychologist deals with criminal cases and may also have to interact with accused or convicted criminals. Here is a list of famous psychiatrist doctors. Learn about their life and details with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Psychiatrists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Carl JungJuly 26, 1875SwissCarl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology
R. D. LaingOctober 7, 1927French, ScottishR
Jacques LacanApril 13, 1901FrenchJacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and a psychiatrist, considered to be the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud
Sigmund FreudMay 6, 1856AustrianSigmund Freud was a 19th century neurologist who is hailed as the father of ‘psychoanalysis’
Emil KraepelinFebruary 15, 1856GermanEmil Kraepelin was a German psychiatrist who is known as the founder of psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics
Hermann RorschachNovember 8, 1884SwissHermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist who developed the controversial inkblot test
Alfred AdlerFebruary 7, 1870AustrianAlfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology
Nora VolkowMarch 27, 1956MexicanNora Volkow is a Mexican-born American psychiatrist
Immanuel VelikovskyJune 10, 1895IsraeliImmanuel Velikovsky was a Russian scholar and psychiatrist, who wrote a number of controversial books giving a radical interpretation of ancient history
Carl Jung

Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist famous for founding the school of analytical psychology

SwissJuly 26, 1875819 views

Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and a psychiatrist, considered to be the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud

FrenchApril 13, 1901237 views

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology

Emil Kraepelin

Emil Kraepelin was a German psychiatrist who is known as the founder of psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics

GermanFebruary 15, 1856133 views

Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian scholar and psychiatrist, who wrote a number of controversial books giving a radical interpretation of ancient history

IsraeliJune 10, 1895101 views

Hermann Rorschach

Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist who developed the controversial inkblot test

SwissNovember 8, 1884115 views

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was a 19th century neurologist who is hailed as the father of ‘psychoanalysis’

AustrianMay 6, 1856135 views

Nora Volkow

Nora Volkow is a Mexican-born American psychiatrist

MexicanMarch 27, 1956104 views