The chapters on depression are somewhat more problematic. The chapter describing the role of depression in geriatric health outcomes accurately describes the prevalence and assessment of depression in medically ill older adults. However, the impact of depression on physical health outcomes is not well delineated. Although this volume is aimed at a nonphysician audience, the omission of known relevant data in this area without a notation of this limitation weakens the text. For example, poststroke depression is described, but the work of R.G. Robinson is not cited; nor is there any discussion of the biological association between stroke location and the development of depression. The section on psychosocial treatment of depression, as well as the chapter on the behavioral treatment of depression, does not mention medication treatments at all, nor does it compare behavioral treatment with medication treatment outcomes. The discussion of efficacy focuses solely on who provides the service to the patient rather than on outcome measures, such as reduction in depression rated by the Beck Depression Inventory, for example. This is particularly striking given the amount of data presented in this volume. The chapter on neuropsychological testing appears between the two chapters on depression; overall, the organization of the volume is distracting.