The volume has value for practicing clinical neuropsychologists because it brings together much recent research on assessment methods. For physicians, particularly psychiatrists, the book will be less useful. For example, the chapter on psychopathology and neuropsychological assessment contains accurate if brief reviews of research on schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, but the authors do not propose assessment batteries for characterizing these patients. The chapter on assessment of the elderly contains an excellent discussion of assessment of severely demented patients but does not even mention the widely used test battery developed by the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease. Surely, the assessment of mildly demented patients to identify specific patterns of impaired and spared cognitive functions is at least as important as quantifying deterioration in advanced cases. Another omission is the failure to consider special batteries that have been devised to assess cognitive functions in patients with a particular disease or condition (e.g., multiple sclerosis).