The volume is organized into 10 sections: The Field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: An Overview; Assessment and Diagnosis; Developmental Disorders; Schizophrenia, Other Psychotic Disorders, and Mood Disorders; Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Eating Disorders; Disorders Affecting Somatic Functioning; Other Disorders and Special Issues; and Treatment. Many chapters have been extensively revised in the light of newer research findings. Several chapters are totally new, including those on cultural aspects of child psychiatry, genetic testing, and economic issues. The book provides extensive coverage of diagnostic interviews and new developments in assessment as well as very helpful summaries of adjustment, substance abuse, and physical and sexual abuse. The treatment section offers particularly good coverage of recent developments in treatment, with a strong emphasis on the empirical research basis of these treatments. The volume is extremely well edited and organized and very easy to read.