I think the practicing clinician who occasionally encounters patients with manifestations of cerebrovascular disease will be well served by Stroke Syndromes. The chapter authors are a remarkably international and distinguished group of stroke experts, reflecting the backgrounds of the editors themselves (one European, the other American). The illustrations in many of the chapters are outstanding. Students and residents will especially appreciate the large, clear illustrations of brain pathways, vascular territories, and vascular anatomy. Individual symptoms and syndromes are treated in great detail, and bibliographies are comprehensive and up-to-date. Of particular interest to mental health professionals, cognitive, psychiatric, and behavioral manifestations of cerebrovascular disease are well covered. Chapters discuss poststroke mood disturbances, delirium and agitation, and visual and auditory hallucinations in addition to the more "neurologic" behavioral phenomena such as neglect, agnosia, and dementia. Both the symptom-based and anatomy-based organization of the book and an extensive index make Stroke Syndromes a useful reference. I have used chapters from the first edition in conjunction with a series of "board review" lectures on cerebrovascular topics for neurology residents and anticipate that corresponding sections of the new edition will remain at least as useful.