Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Munich, Germany

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (German: Max-Planck-Institut f├╝r Psychiatrie) is a scientific institute based in the city of Munich in Germany specializing in psychiatry. Currently directed by Elisabeth Binder and Alon Chen, it is one of the 81 institutes in the Max Planck Society.

The Institute was founded as the German Institute for Psychiatric Research (German: Deutsche Forschungsanstalt f├╝r Psychiatrie) by King Ludwig III of Bavaria in Munich on February 13, 1917. The main force behind the institute was the psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin. Substantial funding was received from the Jewish-American banker James Loeb, as well as from the Rockefeller Foundation, well into the 1930s. The Institute became affiliated with the K. W. Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur F├Ârderung der Wissenschaften) in 1924.



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