The 39 chapters are organized in five sections. The first section, addressing scientific foundations of psychiatry, contains seven chapters covering developmental psychology, behavioral and cognitive behavior theory, neuropsychopharmacology, psychoanalysis, psychiatric epidemiology, genetics, and health services research. The second section, encompassing nine chapters, covers a variety of clinical techniques and principles of decision-making in psychiatry. Section 3 contains 17 chapters that address diagnostic assessment and treatment of specific psychiatric disorders. Sections 4 and 5, with three chapters each, address techniques and disorders specific to child and adolescent psychiatry.