Louann Brizendine, M.D., studied neurobiology at UC Berkeley, medicine at Yale, completed a residency in psychiatry at Harvard, and has served on the psychiatry faculties of Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco, where she is now Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. In 1996 Dr. Brizendine founded the UCSF Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic, a unique psychiatry clinic that assesses and treats women with mood disorders, anxiety, and disturbances of sexual function and well-being that can be attributed, in part, to hormonal influences on the brain. The new Teen Girl’s Mood and Hormone Clinic has recently opened to help with special emotional problems related to the hormone changes of the menstrual cycle. Dr. Brizendine is the author of many scholarly articles and the book The Female Brain, and the new book The Male Brain.