List of figures in psychiatry

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This is a list of notable figures who have been involved in the history of psychiatry.Also see list of psychiatrists.

Psychiatrists Speciality
Alfred Adler Individual psychology
Franco Basaglia Antipsychiatry
Jack Barchas Biological basis of schizophrenia
Aaron Beck Cognitive therapy
Eugene Bleuler Diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia
John Bowlby Attachment behaviour
Ian Brockington Nosological pioneer
John Cade Lithium therapy
Ugo Cerletti Electroconvulsive therapy
Edmund Chiu Huntington's chorea
Tim Crow Biological basis of schizophrenia
Pierre Deniker Chlorpromazine
Leon Eisenberg Psychiatric anthropology
Milton Erickson Hypnosis
Jean Etienne Esquirol Descriptive psychopathology, postnatal depression
Frantz Fanon Effects of discrimination
Daniel X Freedman Biological psychiatry
Christopher Paul Lindsay Freeman Electroconvulsive therapy
Sigmund Freud Psychoanalysis
William Glasser Reality therapy, Choice theory
Max Hamilton Depression and anxiety scales
Karen Horney Womb envy
Ashoka Jahnavi-Prasad Sodium valproate
Pierre Janet Dissociation
Karl Jaspers Phenomenology
Eve Johnstone Brain changes in schizophrenia
Maxwell Jones Therapeautic community
Carl Gustav Jung Analytical psychology
Seymour Kety Psychiatric genetics
Eric R. Kandel Molecular basis for memory
Antoni Kępiński Axiological psychiatry
Otto Kernberg Psychoanalysis
Arthur Kleinman Psychiatric anthropologist
Emil Kraepelin Psychiatric methodology
Richard von Krafft-Ebbing Sexuality
Norman Krietman Psychiatric epidemiology
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Stages of Grief
R. D. Laing Antipsychiatry
Karl Leonhard Classification of Psychosis,cycloid psychosis
Sir Aubrey Lewis Nosology
Alwyn Lishman Neuropsychiatry
Manuel Isaias Lopez Bioethics
Phil McGraw Television psychologist
Peter McGuffin Psychiatric genetics
Adolf Meyer Psychobiology
Robert Michels Psychoanalysis
Egas Moniz Psychosurgery
Robin Murray Schizophrenia
John Nemiah Psychotherapy
Ian Oswald Sleep research
Eugene Paykel Social psychiatry
Eric Pfeiffer Gerentology, Alzheimer's disease
Philippe Pinel Psychiatric treatment
W. H. R. Rivers Psychiatric anthropologist
Martin Roth Psychogeriatrics
Michael Rutter Child psychiatry
William Sargant Mind control
Kurt Schneider Diagnostic criteria
Mogens Schou Lithium therapy
Peter Sifneos Psychotherapy
Elliott Slater Psychiatric epidemiology
Robert Spitzer Diagnostic criteria
Solomon H.Snyder Neurotransmitters
Harry Stack Sullivan Interpersonal psychiatry
Thomas Szasz Antipsychiatry
Eng Seong Tan Cross-cultural psychiatry
Fuller Torrey Treatment of schizophrenia
Ming Tsuang Psychiatric genetics
Ladislas von Meduna Pharmacoconvulsions
Julius Wagner-Jauregg Treatment of GPI
Paul Watzlawick Communication theory of mental health
Simon Wessely Epidemiology, general hospital and combat psychiatry
Sula Wolff Stress in children
Irvin Yalom Group psychotherapy
Other researchers Speciality
Michel Foucault Philosopher
Anna Freud Child analysis
Erving Goffman Social psychology
Kay Redfield Jamison   Bipolar affective disorder
Ivan Pavlov Behavioral psychology
Jean Piaget Cognitive development
Carl Rogers Person-centred psychotherapy
Joseph Wolpe Behavior therapy

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