Surveys of stress-related illness suggest that more than 250,000 people in the UK are experiencing stress at a level that is making them ill. Stress can indeed lead to extensive psychological and physical suffering but one thing is clear: we do have choices. This book offers not just the facts, but a message of hope. This book not only looks at the causes of stress, but also the manifestations and psychological conditions, such as physical illness, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobic states and depression. It offers information on both acute treatments and longer term management in avoiding stress and its ill effects. "Stress will always be with us, and we will continue to suffer - unless we choose to change," says Dr Cantopher. "The good news is that this is possible - stress-related illness is avoidable, and if you change, you will attain happiness."