The word ‘stress’ is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a state of affair involving demand on physical or mental energy”.It is a condition or circumstance (not always adverse), which can disturb the normal physical and mental health of an individual. Extreme stress conditions, psychologists say, are detrimental to human health but in moderation stress is normal and, in many cases, proves useful. Stress, nonetheless, is synonymous with negative conditions. Today, with the rapid diversification of human activity, we come face to face with numerous causes of stress and the symptoms of stress and depression. Relationship demands, physical as well as mental health problems, pressure at workplaces, traffic snarls, meeting deadlines, growing-up tensions-all of these conditions and situations are valid causes of stress. However hard we try to go beyond a stress situation, life seems to find new ways of stressing us out and plaguing us with anxiety attacks. Moreover, be it our anxiety, mind-body exhaustion or our erring attitudes, we tend to overlook causes of stress and the conditions triggered by those. In such unsettling moments we often forget that stressors, if not escapable, are fairly manageable and treatable. Learning to understand and master stress management techniques can help prevent the counter effects of this urban malaise. The book presents an absorbing and comprehensive look at the concept of stress and explores its physiological effects our body’s stress response and its result. It also explains the most appropriate techniques to manage & prevent stress. The book will appeal greatly to the more discerning student of clinical psychology and applied health psychology.