Well, yes and no. The middle chapters, describing various manual-guided psychotherapies, including cognitive therapy, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, and the Life Goals Program at Brown University, offer novel and thoughtful additions to the psychotherapeutic armamentarium, never straying from psychopharmacologic compliance but adding depth to the understanding of factors that lead to relapse and to noncompliance. In particular, the chapter on interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, by Ellen Frank and Holly Swartz, develops the important realization that regularization of circadian rhythms is essential to the maintenance of a euthymic state and combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with the keeping of a social rhythm diary to educate the patient about the complex interactions between biological rhythms (for example, diurnal variations in sleep) and social events and stressors (for example, life changes and job stresses). The inclusion of the emphasis on biological rhythms into the psychotherapy is an important development. The authors provide an example of a chart for patients to record the biological and social events in their lives, creating an archive of these interactions, from which the patient can learn important associations that can lead to behavioral change.