Audience. Although this book is intended primarily for physicians familiar with psychiatry, it is also written for the many other clinicians who need a concise volume that focuses solely on treatment guidelines and that attempts to integrate the biopsychosocial interventions, which are synergistic for our patients.

Style. There are many ways to approach the writing of a book such as this. One is to have a different expert write each section or subsection. Although this often works well for multivolume reference texts, the loss of continuity and the variability among sections in some edited books were considered unacceptable for our purposes. We hope that readers will find this a relatively concise and affordable, but acceptably ...

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