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Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Tim Cantopher
ISBN-13: 9781847094353, 9781847094360

Toxic People

Dealing With Dysfunctional Relationships
By Tim Cantopher
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'A brilliant book about how we identify the often-charming people who only spread misery.'
Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2018

Some people are so stressful, they can actually make us ill. Gameplayers, bullies, users and abusers – all pose a risk to our health and welfare if we don’t take action. This book presents the tools we need to deal with the toxic people in our lives who drain our energy. It explains how to make healthy relationship choices, set proper boundaries and recognize the red flags that should alert us to avoid certain people. Topics include:

toxic types and how to identify them
dangerous people – aggressors, sadists and psychopaths
understanding why others behave as they do
toxic families
toxic places, including where you work
how to protect yourself
choosing your friends carefully
vital principles for coping with toxicity

If you’re surrounded by the takers of this world, read this book and gain the freedom to make your own choices and live your own life.
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 practicein 2015. This is Dr Cantopher’s fifth book, and he has published a number of research projects across the field of psychiatry. Dr Cantopher is married with three children. He is the author of Depressive Illness: The curse of the strong (2003, 2006), Stress-related Illness (2007) Beating Insomnia (2016) and Dying for a Drink (2016), all published by Sheldon Press.

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