These constructs are fundamental for contemporary thinking about the brain and mind of patients with psychiatric disorders. They furnish the conceptual framework for examining disorders with disrupted emotion, including anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Psychiatrists of every background will find The Emotional Brain interesting and stimulating. By describing several experiments and accounts about past and present theories of emotion, LeDoux lays out the basis for understanding the brain, combining neurobiology and psychology without prejudice. In this age of extreme specialization in psychiatry, we need unifying theories of brain functioning that overcome narrow positions of a mindless brain or a brainless mind.