Aggression: Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment, an edited book that covers theory and practice, is a welcome addition to the literature. For the practitioner, the fourth section of the volume is most useful in reviewing pharmacologic methods of reducing violence. Working backward, the third section of the book focuses on the methods of measuring aggression and would be of utility to researchers planning to assess, say, the effects of a drug study on aggressive outbursts on a psychiatric inpatient unit. Clinical models are discussed in the second section of the book, which reviews anger outbursts—currently conceptualized in the nomenclature as intermittent explosive disorder—an illness listed on axis II. The phenomenology of impulsivity—a trait commonly linked with aggression—is thoroughly described by various authors seeking to more precisely clarify the fact that when violence occurs, it is often paroxysmal and repetitive.