Western societies are beset by what some call stress, others name "angst." The pace of life, the rapidity of change, the lack of time to rest, relax and find inner peace have most of us ill at ease with ourselves. Common symptoms are tension, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic illness, all topped off by an over riding lack of purpose. The authors address all of the most common psychological problems in down to earth language. They encourage the reader to self diagnose not only the symptoms causing discomfort, but to dig up the underlying causes of psychological distress. Included in this brief and concise book are chapters covering specific disorders, diagnosis, who can offer help and a long list of simple, universally available self help aids to better mental health.