Thanks are due to the terrific staff at American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., for
all of their support throughout this project, starting with the first edition. Carol
Nadelson accepted the original book proposal when no one had seen a book structured
in this way and other publishers simply shook their heads. Bob Hales and John McDuffie
have worked with us to improve each edition.
Dolly Konopka, my intrepid assistant, took on this edition as her first venture
in book preparation. It could not have been completed without her organizational
efforts, attention to detail, and cheerful patience with many, many edits and changes.
My husband, Richard Wendel, has been, as always, supportive, patient, and tolerant
of all the demands on my time.
Mina K. Dulcan, M.D.