Section four, Principles of Treatment and Management, begins with Meissner’s excellent presentation of the individual, group, and family psychotherapies. Although the descriptions of each are brief, they are valuable introductions. I wish that the chapter had listed some additional references, especially those describing "how to" approaches, such as the work of McDaniel and her associates in medical family therapy. Ross Baldessarini’s chapter, "Psychopharmacology," is comprehensive and contains helpful short summaries. Lee Birk’s chapter, "Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Systemic Behavioral Psychotherapy," is an excellent introduction to these important treatment modalities. In addition, he presents a valuable chapter on "Sex Therapy," parts of which need to be given to patients to read and discuss in therapy, as they wish. After short chapters titled "Electroconvulsive Therapy" and "Clinical Hypnosis," the outstanding chapter "Patient Management" by Paul Summergrad et al. contains discussions of emergency and crisis care, inpatient management, and initiation of treatment in a supervised or medically safe setting. I will recommend this chapter to students and residents.