The remaining six chapters cover major classes of psychotropic medications: antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antianxiety and sleep medications, and a handful of miscellaneous psychotropics. In some chapters the introduction to the class of medication includes an explanation of the mechanism of action, written in an easily comprehended manner; however, as the author points out, theoretical concerns are largely absent from the book. Next comes a discussion of indications, which often gives the reader some insight about the decisions that must be made when these medications are prescribed. Specifics about the use of several medications in each class are provided. Typical dosage, unique properties of each medication, and particular advantages and disadvantages are briefly covered, as are common and serious side effects, important drug interactions, and use in pregnancy.