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Ernst Peter Berner

Ernst Peter Berner, Czech psychiatrist, researcher. Recipient Honorary medal for liberation of Austria, President of Austria, 1978; named Officer Legion of Honor, President of France, 1978. Fellow American Psychiatric Association (correspondent), Royal College Psychiatrists (honorary); member National Academy Medicine (France) (foreign correspondent).

Background

  • Berner, Ernst Peter was born on November 15, 1924 in Karlsbad, Czech Republic. Son of Emil and Grete (Eisenmenger) Berner.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Vienna, Austria, 1951.

    Career

    • Assistant Psychiatric University Clinic, Vienna, 1951-1959, senior registrar, 1959-1969, deputy head, 1969-1971, professor, head, 1971-1991, professor emeritus, since 1991. Guest professor Psychiatric University Clinic, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1966-1967, University Paris V, 1986-1987. Mental health advisor United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland, 1960-1962.

      Secretary general World Psychiatric Association, Vienna, 1977-1983.

    Works

    • Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Psychoses
    • The functional psychoses, medical diseases with no known biological causes (for example, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders), continue to be classed as illnesses of unknown origin, and the validity of diagnostic concepts therefore also depends on extrinsic criteria such as course and outcome, results of biological and genetic investigation, and response to treatment.
    • Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Psychoses
    • The functional psychoses, medical diseases with no known biological causes (for example, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders), continue to be classed as illnesses of unknown origin, and the validity of diagnostic concepts therefore also depends on extrinsic criteria such as course and outcome, results of biological and genetic investigation, and response to treatment.

    Membership

    Fellow American Psychiatric Association (correspondent), Royal College Psychiatrists (honorary), member National Academy Medicine (France) (foreign correspondent).

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, literature.

    Connections

    • Married Claire Leenhardt, November 12, 1955. Children: Dominique, Christian, Michaela.
    • child: Dominique Berner
    • child: Christian Berner
    • child: Michaela Berner
    • mother: Grete (Eisenmenger) Berner
    • spouse: Claire Leenhardt
    • father: Emil
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    Born November 15, 1924
    Nationality
    • 1951
      University Vienna
    • 1951 - 1959
      Assistant, Psychiatric University Clinic
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      Assistant, Psychiatric University Clinic