Anthony Storr

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Anthony Storr (18 May 1920 – 17 March 2001) was an English psychiatrist and author.

Background and education[edit]

Born in London, Storr was educated at Winchester College, Christ's College (University of Cambridge), and Westminster Hospital.[1]


In 1974, Storr moved from private practice to a teaching appointment at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, until his retirement in 1984.[2]


Storr was, as one of his obituarists observed, "no stranger to suffering".[2] He married twice, to Catherine Cole (who became a children's writer under her married name) in 1942 and writer Catherine Peters in 1970 after the first marriage ended in divorce.[3]


He is the author of several books relating to the field of psychotherapy specifically Jungian approach. However his most notable book may be ' the art of psychotherapy'. This books contains the recollections of many decades of practice as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. It is not just a self-justification for why he became a therapist but who may be a successful psychotherapist and what to expect in the practice. Because of the nuanced manner in which the subject of psychotherapy was dealt with in this book, some mental health training institutions - such as the federal neuropsychiatric hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria - have included it as part of their must reads for all trainee residents.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Michael Gelder. "Obituaries: Anthony Storr." The Independent (London, England). Independent Print Ltd. 2001. Retrieved August 13, 2012 from HighBeam Research: (Subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Anthony Stevens, Obituary: Anthony Storr, The Guardian, 20 March 2001.
  3. ^ Obituary: Anthony Storr, Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2001.

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