In his text on antipsychotics, Dr. Stahl covers a number of issues related to psychopharmacology as well as schizophrenia. There is, for example, a chapter on the pathophysiology and symptoms of schizophrenia, which includes information regarding neurodevelopment, apoptosis, and neural protection. Another chapter focuses on the cytochrome P450 system and its role in antipsychotic metabolism and drug interactions. Other chapters review different neurotransmitter systems as well as the pharmacological profiles of the "atypical" antipsychotics. Numerous cartoon-like diagrams are used to distinguish antipsychotics and to link receptor binding to both clinical response and side effects. In addition, there is liberal use of tables focusing on issues, mostly clinical, in a succinct and straightforward fashion. Several different topics are addressed, including side effects such as weight gain, dosage tips, and what Dr. Stahl refers to as "clinical pearls."