The second section, Psychopathology, Assessment, and Treatment, contains information about psychiatric disorders that either occur or persist in late life. Chapter topics include dementia, substance abuse disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and mental retardation. The final chapter summarizes the value of behavioral medicine in the treatment of psychiatric illness in the elderly. The chapters are very readable and up-to-date overall. They cover pertinent information as well as common misconceptions about the elderly and the psychiatrically ill. For example, the chapter on depression describes the co-occurrence of serious medical illness and depression and addresses the problems of overlapping symptoms as well as the prejudice of the physician and the family that depression is normal given the circumstances. The tone is educational rather than confrontational, and the solutions offered are practical. Additionally, there is no repetition of information among the chapters in a section; nor are there contradictions between chapters.