Although the four perspectives of the Johns Hopkins theorists are very well described in the early chapters of this text, they do not in any way dominate it. In fact, the 20 chapters are quite similar to those in other textbooks: 12 follow DSM-IV categories, two are on evaluation, and four are on special topics (suicide, violence, psychotherapy, and forensic psychiatry). Two chapters review the perspectives, and one, "Clinical Neurobiology From Multiple Perspectives," is an excellent description of neuroanatomical and neurochemical systems involved in psychiatric disorders. This was one of the chapters that made me agree with Gary Tucker, who is quoted on the cover as stating, "This is the best single-authored text for medical students I have read. In fact, I would be happy if residents knew all that was in this book." There are few frills. The text is in black and white, with no photographs, but there are many very useful tables and figures.