Johan Cullberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Johan Cullberg (born 1934), is a Swedish professor in psychiatry, researcher, psychoanalyst and author of a number of internationally recognized textbooks. He started his career at the department of gynecology at the Karolinska Hospital studying the effects of birth control. He came to head of one of the outpatient clinics in the Nacka project, doing groundbreaking work on psychiatric care outside the hospital in Sweden. He is recognized for advocacy of lower doses of antipsychotic medicine, reduction in compulsory treatment and more humane psychiatric care.[1] He was awarded the Dobloug Prize (Swedish: Doblougska priset), a literature prize awarded by the Swedish Academy in 2008.

Cullberg is the Son of Bishop John Cullberg and brother of Erland Cullberg, painter, and to Staffan Cullberg, who has been head of the Swedish National Arts Council.

Bibliography (partial)[edit]

  • Crisis and Development(1975) (revised 1992)
  • Creating Crisis (1992) ISBN 91-27-06697-5
  • Mänskliga gränsområden - About extase, psykos and gale creation. Johan Cullberg, Karin Johannisson, and Owe Wikström (red). (1996) ISBN 91-27-05831-X
  • Psychoses, a humanist and biological perspective (2000) ISBN 91-27-07972-4
  • Dynamic Psychiatry in Theory and Practice (1993) ISBN 9127035719
  • ’’Evolving Psychosis (International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses)’’ (2006) Johan Cullberg with Jan Olav Johannessen, and Brian V. Martindale ISBN 978-1-58391-992-7
  • My psychiatric life, Memoires (2007) [2]


  1. ^ "Summary on the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses website". 
  2. ^ "Cullberg’s Memiores".