In this revised and expanded second edition, Dr. Horowitz places special emphasis on treatment. The chapters on diagnosis, theory and therapeutic technique have been extensively revised. In ten years since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Horowitz has continued to direct the Centre for the Study of Neurosis at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute of the University of California, placing particular emphasis on psychotherapy of stress response syndromes. This clinical work has provided the background for a greatly expanded discussion of treatment technique and a new chapter on therapeutics of stress response syndromes. Mental health professional who want to be effective with patients experiencing the stress of bereavement, traumatic accident, medical illness or other life events should find this book a useful guide.