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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
Includes:

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.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250008549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250008541
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have just finished reading "Manage Your Stress" by Joseph Shrand and Leigh M. Devine. The book is a combination of science and common sense with practical applications. I doubt that there exists a person today who wouldn't benefit from understanding the causes of stress, the manifestations of stress and methods for dealing with stress. The book itself is not stressful to read unless, like me, you track down some of the medical references but then that is part of who I am. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to be better able to handle the stress of everyday life.
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As a registered nurse who was married to a clinical psychologist for 38 years I thought I knew all about the stress factors in my life; that is until I read "Manage Your Stress overcoming stress in the Modern World". I feel that the public too would benefit tremendously from the information given in this book. The tools laid out in this book reveal profound insights to improve anyone's health. My one wish for the younger generation is for them to read this book so as to improve the quality of their lives.In turn this will dramatically effect the quality of life in their offspring. I have passed this book onto my two sons, one a lawyer and the other doctor, to help minimize the chronic stress in their lives and to improve the quality of life for their entire family. We are all taught to work hard at our jobs at an early age, but we're not taught how to reduce the stresses in our lives. I can forsee the information in this book being used as a mandotory course starting at the elementary level all the way through to the college level. The impact would be amazing. What a wonderful world it would be! We would all be happier and more healthy. Thank you, Dr.Shrand! I am applying your suggestions to my daily life.
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Joe Shrand's book on stress is must for today's stress-filled world. His connection between stress and his work on respect is important. How many of us have thought about showing respect for others as a tool for reducing not only their stress, but also our own? He has deep sense for the connection between our minds and our emotions, so this book is an important contribution to our abilities to cope with an uncertain and tension-filled world. If you want insights into how you can improve your own ability to manage stress, you don't need to go any farther.

Deborah J. Cornwall
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