The text offers a review of seven areas of schizophrenia research—diagnosis and classification systems, pathophysiology, neurocognition, genetics, early recognition and prevention, pharmacological treatment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)—and a final chapter reviewing a variety of other topics (such as rehabilitation and management). The primary stated goals of this text are to summarize new scientific information and to describe the realized or potential impact of the new research in clinical settings. To this end, each chapter follows a consistent format, beginning with an Information Box to highlight key points, followed by succinct summaries of the literature. Most authors also developed well-designed tables and graphics that serve as highly effective summarizing tools. In short, the authors provide current information in well-organized, easy-to-follow chapters.