This interesting book is only partially successful as an authoritative review of the epidemiology, etiology, evaluation, and treatment of anxiety disorders. The authors state that the book will help clinicians understand the nature of the disorders and consider treatment options and that it is "fully referenced." It includes separate clinician's guides and patient treatment manuals for each disorder. The clinician's guides contain advice about patient characteristics, developing a treatment program, and critical issues in the treatment process. The patient treatment manuals are designed for direct collaborative use with patients to help the patient understand and carry out the treatment. The illnesses covered are panic disorder and agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and secondary anxiety. Each subsection successively considers the syndrome, the treatment, the clinician's guide, and the patient treatment manual.