If you have been wondering what cognitive therapy is, in this book you have it in a nutshell. It is an excellent "cookbook" that can teach the psychiatrist step-by-step how to employ cognitive behavior therapy. I predict that most psychiatrists would not use this detailed method, were they to take the trouble to learn it, after practicing other forms of psychotherapy. Soon there will be better medication to calm pathological anxiety. Some medical schools are teaching cognitive behavior therapy to students, and some psychiatric residencies offer training in cognitive behavior therapy. There is talk of dopamine deficiency in anxiety, and the role of amygdala function in anxiety disorders is under exploration. In the meantime, some of us will refer patients with anxiety disorder patients to friendly psychologists with extensive experience in cognitive behavior therapy. Fluvoxamine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for anxiety disorders in children. The combination of cognitive behavior therapy with psychopharmacology has not been sufficiently researched. It may be a step forward.