The Gulf War and Mental Health is not for the general psychiatrist but for those many psychiatrists who work in Veterans Administration settings, who may be on active duty in the military, or who treat trauma survivors in civilian settings. Over the years, military psychiatrists have made major contributions to our understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress reaction. This book details more recent findings. I found it to be one of the best publications to date on the role of military psychiatry in the Gulf War. Those with a special interest in military psychiatry should definitely purchase this text and review it carefully. Others wishing to have an overview of military psychiatry and its contributions to community psychiatry would also benefit from reading it. Dr. Martin, Ms. Sparacino, and Dr. Belenky should be commended for a wonderful contribution to the military psychiatry literature.