The Stahl's Illustrated books are a series of pocket-sized, mid-priced, themed volumes. They distil theoretical information from the Essential Psychopharmacology volume and combine this with practical data from the Prescriber's Guide. They are illustration heavy and designed to encourage speedy learning of both concepts and applications. The visual learner will find that these books make the concepts easier to master and the non-visual learner will appreciate the clear shortened text on complex psychopharmacological concepts. This new edition emphasises the impact antipsychotic medications are now known to have in the treatment of mania and depression, as well as in the management of psychosis. The Stahl's Illustrated series appeals to the widest possible audience of mental health professionals, and not just those with expertise in psychopharmacology.