Encyclopedic in scope, and starting with "How to Think About the Brain," the 19 chapters offer synopses of normal and abnormal brain processes, including such provocative titles as "Basic Brain Care: Protecting Your Mental Capital," followed by first-rate introductions to development; healthy brain processes; emotions and social functions; and learning, thinking, and remembering. Next we find sections dealing with developmental disorders, brain disorders affecting senses and body functions (including sleep disorders, seizures, and fatigue), infectious and autoimmune disorders, movement and muscle disorders, pain, nervous system injuries, and cognitive disorders. About 70 pages are allotted to psychiatric disorders (a section titled Emotional and Control Disorders). Each topic merits about 2–6 pages of text, and basic concepts are at least briefly reviewed. The book concludes with a helpful glossary, lists of medications used in the treatment of brain diseases, suggested readings, and resource lists of organizations confronting the different disorders.