The book is divided into two major sections. The first, Classes of Psychiatric Treatments, reviews the clinical pharmacological aspects of each drug class. Chapters include subsections on history and discovery, structure-activity relations, pharmacological profile, pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of action, indications, side effects and toxicology, drug-drug interactions, and conclusions. The second section of the book, Psychopharmacological Treatment, provides an overall review of pharmacological therapies of each major psychiatric disorder. There are also chapters on special populations, such as children and the elderly, and chapters on special clinical situations, such as pregnancy, medically ill psychiatric patients, and psychiatric emergencies. There are 31 chapters and an appendix that reviews recently available psychotropic drugs.