We wish to acknowledge all our teachers and mentors who have provided us with the foundation in our education and work with children and inspired and encouraged us at different stages in our professional lives. We especially wish to acknowledge and thank our teachers and mentors, Drs. James Harris, Susan Folstein, Michael Aman, and Mark Riddle for JKG, and Drs. John Romano, E. James Anthony, Roy Mendelsohn, Richard Sarles, and Donald Saidel for HSG. We want to thank our colleagues, staff and trainees at the University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry for their ongoing support to us in our daily work.
In this effort, we owe much to our esteemed contributors and express our deep appreciation and gratitude for their hard work and availability to write and revise and share their expertise. We also appreciate Dr. Eugene Arnold’s guidance and input for the chapter on complementary and alternative treatments. We owe a special debt of gratitude to our publishers at the Oxford University Press for patience and support with this project. David D’Addona, Associate Editor, Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, Meredith Keller, Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press, Prasad Tangudu, Project Manager, Newgen Knowledge Works Pvt Ltd., and Wendy Walker have provided us with great deal of encouragement and direction in moving this project along.