With the development of the European Union, psychiatrists in Britain are expanding their links with colleagues in continental Europe. This book discusses issues affecting modern psychiatric practice in Europe, such as legislative differences, collaborative projects and treatment priorities, as well as innovative techniques and research methods. It emphasizes similarities and differences in legal and clinical approaches within Europe and features reviews of recent advances in a wide range of research fields. It also contains the full text of Professor Pierre Pichot's 1992 Maudsley Lecture. This work should be of interest to research and clinical psychiatrists, mental health service planners and providers, postgraduate trainees in psychiatry and clinical psychologists.