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Louann Brizendine

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Neuropsychiatrist & Author

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Louann Brizendine is a neuropsychiatrist and author, whose research on the brain and hormonal development, has changed the way we think about gender.

Louann's Biography

Most Meaningful Advice Received: "If you do too many things, you don't do anything well.
Three Attributes to Describe Herself: Determined, caring, and inquisitive
Ideal Interview Subject: Madeleine Albright
Three Career Highlights: The Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, writing The Female Brain, and going to an Ivy League medical in an era with ample student grants and scholarship programs.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a practicing clinician, neuropsychiatrist and author, specializing in the relationship dynamics resulting from the neurobiology of male and female brains. She completed a degree in neurobiology at UC Berkeley, and a degree in medicine from Yale School of Medicine. She is now an endowed professor at UCSF, where she founded the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic in 1994. She has released two books on her findings: The Female Brain, released in 2006 and The Male Brain (2010).

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