These disappointments aside, the majority of the text by far is well written, comprehensive, and often stimulating. Topics that provoke some debate, such as ADHD, are handled carefully, albeit from a DSM-IV-based perspective. Although it is too much to hope that every reader will be thinking, "Is this how I’d want a member of my family treated?" (a question posed in the chapter on developmental disorders by D.M. Kaplan et al.), the book should contribute to improved practice by strongly supporting informed and evidence-based prescribing.