This third edition of Psychiatric Ethics serves as an anchoring point examining both the history of psychiatric ethics and the most current ethical controversies facing psychiatry. It is composed of chapters from authors in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, and Canada. These international, although decidedly Western, writers provide some interesting and unique perspectives. Reich’s chapter on psychiatric diagnosis, describing ethics gone astray in the former Soviet Union, exemplifies the unethical psychiatric abuses of the past. This serves as an important reminder of the need to be grounded in ethics principles that supersede situational and political exigencies.