We wish to thank many people for their invaluable assistance with the Fifth Edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry. First, we are grateful to the outstanding authors who produced exceptional chapters and who labored to respond with good humor to our many editorial suggestions and critiques of their chapters. Also, our distinguished editorial board worked closely with us in designing a clinically focused and scientifically substantiated volume.

The outstanding staff at APPI has been highly encouraging and effective with all aspects of this project. Ron McMillen, CEO, and John McDuffie, Editorial Director, have been perennially insightful and invaluable to the concept, organization, and content of all editions of the Textbook. Greg Kuny, Managing Editor, assisted us with key structural elements of the book and coordinated the entire production process. The Project Editor, Rebecca Richters, had the daunting challenge of overseeing the line-by-line editing of all of the manuscripts and asking for additional information or clarification from our authors. Special thanks go to Ann Eng, Senior Editor, who designed and coordinated the layout of the book, and to Judy Castagna, Manufacturing Manager, for ensuring that the published book was a high-quality product. The original cover artwork was painted by a talented Northern California artist, Dr. Peter Shahrokh. Thanks also go to Kathy Stein, the highly competent Director of Financial and Business Operations, and the always pleasant and helpful Bessie Jones, Acquisitions Coordinator, who aided us with numerous administrative and technical requirements for the publication of this edition. Finally, Bob Pursell, Director of Sales and Marketing, has organized an outstanding program for publicizing our Textbook to the field through various promotional efforts.

The organizational headquarters for this edition of the Textbook of Psychiatry was located at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento. Carrie Stafford handled all the correspondence and the majority of the calls to our authors and editorial board members. Her dedication and commitment to the publication of this edition are greatly appreciated. Susan Mortensen assisted me greatly in completing the final editing and review of the page proofs and in assembling the international advisory board. Susan also prepared the Study Guide question and answers, and Dr. James Bourgeois and Narri Shahrokh were outstanding co-authors who helped one of us (REH) write and edit the Study Guide. I would also like to thank Cristina and Alain Camu for allowing me to work at their wonderful home in Porto Ercole (Grosseto), Italy, where I reviewed the page proofs and wrote the initial drafts of the study guide questions.

Finally, and of most importance, we acknowledge the many people with psychiatric disorders, their families, and those who have dedicated their lives to caring for them through clinical service, research, and education. These brave and exemplary people have provided us with the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge for the crafting of this textbook.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
Sacramento, California

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.
Houston, Texas

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
Houston, Texas