hearings. Appendix B contains terms associated with the mental status examination. Appendix C is a detailed list of organizations and other resources for couples dealing with infertility. Appendix D provides completed paradigms for each case study that the reader may consult after filling out the blank paradigm in each chapter. Appendix E is a register of authors quoted in this book.
I am greatly indebted to many individuals who have been of direct and indirect assistance in writing this edition. I wish to specifically thank the following individuals for their roles in bringing this manuscript to fruition:
My editors, Jeff Burnham, for his enthusiasm and encouragement, and Linda Caldwell, for her patience and understanding. Cheryl Abbott Bozzay, Production Editor, and Jeff Downing, Associate Developmental Editor, for their expertise, wisdom, and knowledge. Yael Kats, Designer, for creating such original artwork and a wonderful cover. Dorothy and Norman Karasick (well-known writers), two very special friends who were always there when I needed them. They gave me advice about content, grammar, and my Macintosh. Leslie Moffett, who typed the rough and completed drafts and edited as needed. If not for her, this manuscript would not have been completed. Laurel Stine, my research assistant, for all her efforts and the help she provided. Peter Berton, for providing me with the Chinese pictographs to use on the cover of the book. Janice Messick, former co-author, especially for her moral support and continued friendship. Justin D. Call, MD, well-known and famous child psychiatrist. (It is a particular honor to have him write the foreword. Our collegial friendship goes back many happy years.)
To my family, who are still my kindest critics and strongest supporters, for letting me take time away from them to write, I owe a very special debt—my eternal love.
Donna Conant Aguilera