Cambridge Medical Reviews, a programme of review volumes for the clinical sciences, focuses attention on fields in which rapid and continuing advances in biomedical science have improved significantly our understanding and treatment of disease. Each review series is dedicated to a single, clinical discipline. The purpose is to provide a regular evaluationof, and commentary on, the growth of knowledge on that subject. Rigorous standards of selection and editing ensure a reliable and topical series of volumes which will meet the requirements of clinicians and research workers in each discipline.The neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorder is a rapidly expanding field of study, primarily as a result of recent developments in the basic neurosciences. Neurobiology and Psychiatry will serve as a regular forum for evaluation and dissemination of information in the fundamental field of biological psychiatry. Topics selected for review will illustrate the application of a range of modern neurobiological techniques to all the major psychiatric disorders, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review of work in this field. The intended readership includes established research workers in the field, postgraduate psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees and other clinical and laboratory workers.