Now in its fourth edition, "Basic Notes in Psychopharmacology" is a concise summary, in the form of notes, which gives the reader a quick and easy-to-use overview of the subject. This greatly expanded volume now covers all the major classes of drugs, and for each individual drug the principle mode of action, indications and adverse effects are provided. In addition, it now includes 35 peer-reviewed clinical vignettes, focussing on psychopharmacological treatments which play a major part in management. As a short and practical guide, it will be invaluable for junior hospital psychiatrists, general practitioners and medical students. Others, including psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric occupational therapists and clinical psychologists, will also find it extremely useful.