Topics covered include the neuropsychology of schizophrenia, mood disorders, personality disorders, childhood mental disorders, dementias, substance abuse, and chronic medical illnesses. In each chapter the current research as well as the current understanding of that research is presented and integrated with findings from neurology, neuroimaging, and psychopharmacology. The authors have undertaken the difficult tasks of balancing complex and often contradictory findings and presenting the material in a manner that is both readable and useful. For example, the chapter on the neuropsychology of schizophrenia and related disorders not only outlines the classic symptoms and neuropsychological findings in these disorders but also addresses the complex issues of etiology and discusses the meaning of the myriad reported dysfunctions and their possible clinical correlation with neuroimaging studies. Psychopharmacology and symptom management are also given considerable coverage.