In 90 percent of cases the stalker was a client under the direct care of the clinician (N=35). The mean age of these stalkers was 36.2±11.6 years (median, 34). The stalkers were predominantly single (N=26, or 67 percent of known cases) and unemployed (N=21, or 58 percent of known cases). A primary DSM-IV diagnosis was reported for 38 stalkers. Seventeen stalkers (45 percent) had a psychotic disorder, four (11 percent) had a mood disorder, and 14 (37 percent) had a personality disorder, 13 of whom had a cluster B disorder. The median reported duration of stalking campaigns was 42 weeks (mean, 100; range, four to 780). The most common methods of harassment adopted by the stalkers were intrusive approaches (N=30, or 75 percent), telephone calls (N=26, or 65 percent), loitering near the victim (N=23, or 58 percent), maintaining surveillance (N=19, or 48 percent), sending letters (N=13, or 33 percent), following the victim (N=9, or 23 percent), violating property (N=8, or 20 percent), spreading gossip (N=6, or 15 percent), and sending unwanted material (N=4, or 10 percent).