This little book, part of volume 23 of the annual Review of Psychiatry, does not delve into all these issues, although it does go a long way toward providing an introduction to some interesting aspects of this developmental neurobiology. The first chapter, addressing the psychobiology of infant-mother attachment, is clearly relevant to the interaction between infant trauma and depression. The second covers a specific related process, that of facial recognition. This essay assesses face processing in normal and abnormal development (e.g., autism) and is followed by a useful review on the neurobiology of reading disability. The final two chapters take two disorders, Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome and schizophrenia, and attempt to put them in a developmental perspective. This works well with Tourette’s syndrome, where the disorder is comprehensively reviewed and we are shown the substantial contribution made by modern imaging techniques. The final report on the neurobiology of schizophrenia is less comprehensive, concentrating on details of the authors’ own, admittedly important, postmortem studies but missing much of the breadth of previous chapters.