Dr. Talbott made it clear that, in his opinion, psychiatry was just beginning to understand the complex needs of persons with schizophrenia. Even in 1985, a decade before this chapter was published, he made a strong case for comprehensive, community-based treatment. And he recognized that good treatment is "much more than a pill and doctor visit." At a time when many families looked exclusively to pharmacological solutions for schizophrenia, he insisted that so-called "auxiliary treatment" was, in fact, central to stability. More than that, Dr. Talbott talked about the need for improved quality of life for patients and families.