Emil Kraepelin

Psychiatrist, Author

1856 – 1926

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Who was Emil Kraepelin?

Emil Kraepelin was a German psychiatrist. H.J. Eysenck's Encyclopedia of Psychology identifies him as the founder of modern scientific psychiatry, as well as of psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics. Kraepelin believed the chief origin of psychiatric disease to be biological and genetic malfunction. His theories dominated psychiatry at the start of the twentieth century and, despite the later psychodynamic influence of Sigmund Freud and his disciples, enjoyed a revival at century's end.

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Born
Feb 15, 1856
Neustrelitz
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Leipzig
  • University of W├╝rzburg
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Employment
  • University of Tartu
Died
Oct 7, 1926
Munich

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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