This book has helped many thousands of those who have depression. This new edition, written by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains that depression tests the strongest of us. Dr Cantopher guides the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes and treatments. He covers the latest information on medications, new guidelines as to the management of depression, and stresses that no one should be to blame for succumbing to depression.
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. Previous to his retirement, Dr Cantopher worked as a consultant psychiatrist with the Priory Group of Hospitals for many years, 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 the best-selling Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong (Sheldon, Third Edition 2012), Stress-related Illness (Sheldon, 2007) and Dying for a Drink, (Sheldon, 2011).