A green and yellow magnetic resonance imaging scan is used as a vivid illustration and labeled as "showing different areas of the brain." The fact that Tourette’s syndrome responds to antipsychotic drugs suggests that it is a disorder of brain function, according to the authors, while understanding the mechanism of action of lithium depends on "complex biochemical theories." A similar hesitation, however, does not apply to the explication of psychological or social theories. The views of R.D. Laing are reinflated, and the contributions of Erving Goffman, Viktor Frankl, Albert Ellis, and Hans Eysenck remembered in perhaps too much detail. The most compelling and thoughtful chapters include one detailing a case history of Vincent van Gogh and another describing how to maintain good mental health. Illustrations are colorful and numerous but of questionable pertinence to the text, consisting for the most part of cartoons and examples of psychiatric art contributed by colleagues.