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We wish to thank innumerable people for their encouragement, advice, and support in preparing the Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine. We cannot mention them all, but we hope they know of our gratitude. In particular, we acknowledge Robert Hales, editor-in-chief at American Psychiatric Publishing, and Drs. Hans Steiner and Alan Schatzberg in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Carl Feinstein, chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford, merits special mention for his unique and dedicated efforts to promote the growth and development of the pediatric psychosomatic medicine service at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Many critical teachers and mentors have supported our work on the interface of psychiatry and pediatrics. In psychiatry, there have been Drs. Thomas Anders, William Beardslee, Myron Belfer, Leon Eisenberg, Gregory Fritz, Frederick Melges, and Margaret Stuber. Dr. Thomas Wise, the former editor of Psychosomatics, deserves special recognition. In pediatrics, there have been Drs. Harvey Cohen, Frederick Lovejoy, Alexander Nadas, and David Nathan. All of our colleagues and collaborators have been truly invaluable, although Drs. Pamela Beas-ley, Rebecca Bernard, Michelle Brown, Leslie Cam-pis, John Campo, Stuart Goldman, Joseph Gonza lez-Heydrich, Richard Martini, Enrico Mezzacappa, Eva Szigethy, and Heather Walter stand out.

Clearly, our strongest recognition is for the accomplished and dedicated group of authors who contributed to the textbook. The authors were selected based on their talent, reputation, and national and frequently international reputation in their respective specialties. Our proudest and most gratifying accomplishment has been to assemble a cast of leaders in the field to create this volume. We acknowledge their patience, diligence, and excellence.

We are especially grateful to editorial director John McDuffie and senior editor Rebecca Richters of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., for their invaluable support and expertise throughout the development and creation of this textbook. We thank our families, who have helped in many practical as well as inspirational ways. Finally, this book could not have been written without the many children and families with whom we have had the privilege of working. It is through the sharing of their lives with us, in our work in pediatric psychosomatic medicine, that we learned about the adversity and resiliency found in children and adolescents facing physical illnesses. Our understanding of and responses to the stories of these families form the bedrock of this textbook.

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