Each of these chapters provides especially useful tables about the pharmacologic agents discussed, and frequently there is discussion about their use in acute, continuation, and maintenance treatment. The tables also provide starting doses, typical doses, and duration of action. There are data regarding randomized controlled trials that are expertly summarized. In the chapter on pediatric bipolar disorder, there is an excellent table that details common side effects and then provides intervention strategies. Another nice feature seen in this manual is the discussion of the importance of nonmedication interventions and the role of the family, support groups, parent management training, and specific types of psychotherapy.