In continuation of our work on N-(piperidin-4-yl)-naphthamides, the effect of substituted benzyl groups on D(2L), D(4.2), and 5-HT(2A) receptor affinity was evaluated. In the 1-naphthamide series most compounds were highly selective for D(4.2) over D(2L) and 5-HT(2A) receptors. Halogen and methyl substitution in position 3 or 4 of the benzyl group increased D(4.2) affinity. In the 2-naphthamide series a similar high D(4.2) over D(2L) selectivity was retained while 5-HT(2A) affinity was increased. 3-Methoxy, 3-methyl, and 4-methyl substituents were favorable for D(4.2) affinity while halogens reduced affinity. 2-Naphthamides with a 3-bromo- or a 3-methyl group were mixed D(4.2)/5-HT(2A) ligands similar to their unsubstituted parent compound. All compounds from both series with significant affinity for D(4.2) and 5-HT(2A) receptors were antagonists.