The Essential Psychopharmacology Series represents the very best information and professional support available in the field of psychopharmacology. Stephen Stahl draws on his immense teaching experience to produce a broad range of full color, illustrated materials for the practising psychiatrist, teacher and trainee, CME self-assessment tests help facilitate the user's ongoing professional development. The series covers every aspect of psychopharmacology, from neurobiology, symptoms and circuits, and transmitter systems, to how the drugs work, how to prescribe and augment them, and how to predict and manage side effects. The series is based around the very well-received textbook Essential Psychopharmacology. Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Profssor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and Chairman, Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad. He has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veteran's Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry. The author of more than 300 articles and chapters, Stephen Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology.