The first section of the book focuses on general symptoms, in a very comprehensive and clearly written style. It includes appearance, disturbance of activity, abnormal movements, relationship to the examiner, disturbances of mood and affect, delusions, hallucinations, disturbances of thought, and other relevant symptoms such as obsessions and compulsions, as well as phobias. Sections 2–28 address all disorders and conditions that have an impact on the field of psychiatry. Each of these sections has a brief bibliography, which can be used for additional suggested reading. In total, 270 brief chapters cover these clinical disorders/conditions.