This book owes its major debt to the authors who have allowed us to reprint their work and to those who have, at our request, written chapters in their areas of specialized knowledge. As we compiled the material for this volume we began to see a network, loosely connected but nevertheless real, of women and men who care about women's lives and who work toward the best possible mental health services for women. To these colleagues, our admiration and respect.
E. H. and M. B.
In addition, for my own chapters in this book, I would like to thank Robert Holt, Jody Brown, Emilie Sobel, William Czander, Julia Schulman, Dale Bernstein, and Sandy Swinburne for their careful reviews and many helpful suggestions.