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Manfred Maximilian Fichter

Manfred Maximilian Fichter, German psychiatrist, researcher. Diplomate in clinical psychology, specialist in psychiatry, neurology and psychotherapeutic medicine.


  • Fichter, Manfred Maximilian was born on September 19, 1944 in Beilngries, Germany. Son of Max Alois and Friedolina K. (Brand) Fichter.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1971. Dipl Psych, University Heidelberg, 1975. Habil in Med, University Munich, 1984.


    • Postdoctoral fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1972-1973. Assistant professor Max Planck Institute Psychiatry, Munich, 1975-1979. Associate professor department psychiatry University Munich, 1979-1984, professor psychiatry, head division epidemiology/evaluation, since 1991.

      Medical director Klinik Roseneck/U. Munich, Prien, Germany, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate in clinical psychology, specialist in psychiatry, neurology and psychotherapeutic medicine.


    • Author: Magersucht und Bulimia, (Hermann Emminghaus award 1986), 1985, Verlauf Psychischer Erkrankurgen in der Bevölkerung, (Hermann Simon award 1991), 1990, Bulimia Nervosa, 1990, Course of Eating Disorders, 1990 (Christina-Barz award 1991, International Society Behavioral Medical award, 2004), Treatment and Course of Alcoholism, 1991, Magersucht and Bulimie, 2008. Editor Verhalterstherapie, 1998—2008. Associate editor International Journal Eating Disorders, since 2006 (Leadership award in Research, Academy Eating Disorders, 2007).


    Member World Psychiatric Association (vice president section eating disorders), German Association for Verhaltensmedizin (vice president 1993-1902), Eating Disorder Research Society (president 1999-2000), German Society Eating Disorders, Deutsche Gesellschaft Essstoerungen (president since 2006).



    Skiing, sailing.


    • Married Renate Flegler. Children: Andreas, Alina, Julian.
    • father: Max Alois Fichter
    • mother: Friedolina K. (Brand) Fichter
    • spouse: Renate Flegler
    • children: Andreas Fichter
    • Alina Fichter
    • Julian Fichter
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    Born September 19, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1971
      University Heidelberg
    • 1975
      University Heidelberg
    • 1984
      University Munich
    • 1972 - 1973
      Postdoctoral fellow, University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1975 - 1979
      assistant, professor Max Planck Institute Psychiatry
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1985
      medical director, Klinik Roseneck/U. Munich
      Prien, Bayern, Germany, Germany
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