Many teenagers today are overloaded with stress. Many maintain grueling schedules of schoolwork and extracurricular activities. They may feel under pressure to overachieve in order to be accepted into highly ranked colleges. That's on top of the normal adolescent stresses of maturing and establishing their own identities. This authoritative book describes the effects of stress on the body and explains the physical and mental health consequences of chronic stress. Readers will learn coping strategies that can help them learn to manage stressors in their lives and better control their responses to stress.