This book is simply excellent. It is rare to find a book on schizophrenia in children and adolescents, and it is even more rare to find one of this quality. The author is a distinguished professor at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. This text is one in a series from Cambridge University Press and includes a list of contributing authors that is very impressive, with experts from both sides of the Atlantic. The book is incredibly well organized and could be described as crisp in its approach to material. The book does not waste words and is a high-precision guide to schizophrenia in youngsters. It starts out with a historical review of childhood psychoses over the past century that is quite comprehensive and impressive. The descriptions of epidemiology, neurobehavioral elements, psychosocial factors, and treatment are all superior in terms of readability and factual content. Each chapter is well referenced.