This concise and information-packed book coauthored by two prominent leaders in psychiatry and a colleague in psychiatric pharmacy is an answer to psychotropic information (and misinformation) overload. In a readable and accessible format, the authors provide essential data about all of the currently available psychiatric medications. Following a brief introduction to the class of drug (e.g., antianxiety drugs, mood stabilizers), the authors provide information on mechanisms of action, applications, available preparations, dosing, common side effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, use in pregnancy and breastfeeding, overdose, and how to take each medication. The book manages to provide just about everything a patient needs to know about each medication in just 4 pages. Space is provided at the end of each section for notes as patient and prescriber discuss the medication. A handout on each drug can be prepared by copying the page in the book or by printing it out from the CD provided, which contains a PDF of the book.