This book takes us on a rapid world tour with brief stops in Australia, Austria, China, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, a number of other European countries, and the United States. The major emphasis is on individuals suffering from schizophrenia. The basic assumption is that the best treatment for schizophrenia is the appropriate use of medication plus family-focused stress reduction interventions. A valiant effort is made to collect studies to provide a scientific basis for this assumption. The goal is to develop "evidence-based" interventions. Methodological problems are formidable. To cite a major one, it has so far been impossible to devise a double-blind study to evaluate this social intervention in a manner universally used in studying pharmacological treatments. Further, as the chapter authors well demonstrate, interventions must be culturally based, which makes comparable studies almost impossible. Nevertheless, I am reasonably satisfied that the case has been made. So we move on to implementation.