There are chapters on the mythic conundrum of normality and disease "to draw a distinction between normal personality structure and psychopathology." One hopes that such studies would define normality, that "an individual’s interpersonal, experiential, and enduring emotional world consists of a set of basic dimensions." From this information, several "coping styles" are elucidated and susceptibilities are explored. Other chapters define character disorders and axis I diagnoses and their relationship to causation or cure, along with important possibilities as to further research. Behavioral and cognitive therapies are interwoven as possible interventions. Considerable leeway for individual variation is afforded. There is acknowledgment of the confounding paradoxical riddles of what works and which comes first, depression or pain. Genetic, cultural, and gender variations bear scrutiny. Ultimately, "diagnosis is of little value if it does not guide treatment decisions." Cure is the goal, an idea certainly resisted by many.