A pioneer in psychiatric clinical investigation
Dr. Heinz Lehmann has helped shape modern psychiatric care by recognizing the impact of two different drugs on the treatment of mental disorders. In 1952, he discovered that the drug chlorpromazine effectively treated the various states of psychotic patients. In 1957, Lehmann became the first to recognize that imipramine was effective for treating depression.
Although he became a famous and pioneering figure in psychopharmacology, Dr. Lehmann remained grounded in the humanistic approach to therapy and persistently advocated compassionate patient care as a core principle in psychiatry.