Without question, this aim is quite ambitious, and in many ways the book needs to be recognized as a very laudable scientific effort on the part of the editor, Dr. Christodoulou. Unfortunately, not all of the reports in the 32 sections achieve the scientific rigor expected from a project of this magnitude and relevance. Some of the reports, however, are excellent and meet expectations quite well. This is the first time that such a project was entertained by the World Psychiatric Association. One hopes that future efforts of this type will lead to a continuous improvement of the quality of the section reports. Of potential benefit would be to structure the reports in such a way that the individual authors must, for example, use citations of investigational studies and/or reviews published during the last 3-year period, define and summarize the five most important advances that occurred during the last 3-year period, and focus only on what can be demonstrated by the evidence.