From the Back Cover
What is stress--and how do I manage it?
How does stress affect my overall health?
What can I do to reduce stress levels at work?
Am I at risk for stress-related health problems?
What are my treatment options?
This self-care guide from the experts at Harvard Medical School can help you reduce stress levels, lower health risks--and live a calmer, happier life…
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
A COMPLETE STRESS MANAGEMENT PLAN--simple strategies for lowering stress through your sleep habits, diet, time schedule, and positive mental exercises.
THE LATEST RESEARCH--what doctors and psychologists have learned about stress: what causes it, how it affects you, and why you should keep it under control.
STRESS-RELATED HEALTH CARE--how to lower risks to your heart and cardiovascular system, stomach and digestion, immune system, brain and general health.
DAY-TO-DAY STRESS BUSTERS--for reducing stress levels in your work, home, and school environment, plus a wide range of other stressful situations.
PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS--when and where to seek medical assistance, psychodynamic therapy, or medication to handle your stress…and live a better life!
About the Author
Dr. Joseph Shrand is an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered), a brand new intervention unit for at-risk teens
which is part of the highly respected High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, MA. Dr. Shrand is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Currently he also teaches psychiatry residents-in-training as a member of the Brockton VA staff, and has been an Assistant Child Psychiatrist on the medical staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shrand has served as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent outpatient program at McLean Hospital, has run several inpatient psychiatric units, and was until recently the Medical Director of the Adult
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for High Point Treatment Centers in Plymouth. He is also the Medical Director of Road to Responsibility, a community based program that tends to adults with significant
developmental disability and serves on various Boards involved in national mental health issues as well as global fair-trade concerns.He helped to design the Independence Academy, the first sober high school on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and currently sits on the Steering Committee.