I rarely part with books. But it's much easier to give away books that one has actually read, which is the nice thing about accepting books for review. Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Evidence-Based Strategies, Tools, and Techniques is a quick and satisfying read. The authors point out that generalized anxiety disorder really came into its own with DSM-III-R as far as having distinct diagnostic criteria, with the focus then and in DSM-IV on worry as the central symptom. I went to look for my copy of DSM-III and couldn't find it. Then I remembered that I lost it in the year DSM-III-R came out, at my oral board exam. I hadn't prepared for the exam: I took the copy of DSM-III that I had owned since my internship year, to cram, and shoved it in a drawer in a county hospital. It was gone when I came back for it. I flunked. I never thought much about generalized anxiety disorder in those days, and not that much since.