Dr. Peter Whybrow is Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California. He is also the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Whybrow received his training in endocrinology and psychiatry in London and North Carolina. Dr. Whybrow is an international authority on depression and manic-depressive disease and the effects of thyroid hormone on brain and human behavior.
Dr. Whybrow has lectured widely across the United States and Europe, and is the recipient of many awards. He is a frequent advisor to universities, foundations, and government agencies and is the author of numerous scientific papers and five books.
During the middle 2 hours, Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, Peter Whybrow, M.D., explored what he calls the "American Mania" syndrome. Americans, he said, are particularly predisposed to being stressed out, overworked and manic. They push themselves to the edge with a 24/7 lifestyle and are overloaded with information and material goods.