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Publication Date: 15 Mar 2018
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Author: Tim Cantopher
ISBN-13: 9780281079384, 9780281079391

Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong

Helping Christians Cope with Mental Health Problems
By Tim Cantopher
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ISBN: 9780281079391
If you have depression, don’t blame yourself or wonder if you and God have somehow failed each other. Mental and emotional health issues strike the strongest of us. King David led a nation – yet wrote some of the Bible’s bleakest laments. Naomi experienced deep emptiness and bitterness following devastating loss, and Job longed for a death that would not come.

This book explains what happens in stress-related depressive illness, and presents effective ways to get better and stay well.

Topics include:

what to do when you become ill
making lifestyle changes
problem-solving skills, including mindfulness

Don’t struggle on alone – read this book instead!

‘People affected by depression tell me this is the most powerful and helpful book ever written about the topic. I keep meeting people who say this book changed their lives.’
Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

‘This book should be read by everybody . . . It offers invaluable insight into depression and promotes a level of self-awareness, which . . . could keep many of us a lot healthier.’
Depression Alliance
About the Author
Dr Tim Cantopher studied at University College London and University College Hospital. He trained as a psychiatrist at St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth, and St George’s Hospital Medical School. He has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1983 and was elected fellow of the college in 1999. He worked as a consultant psychiatrist with the Priory Group of hospitals from 1993 until his retirement from clinical practice in 2015, and is married with three children. This was Dr Cantopher’s second book, and he has published a number of research projects across the field of psychiatry. He is also the author of Stress-related Illness (2007), Beating Insomnia (2016), Dying for a Drink (2016) and Toxic People (2017).

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