How do doctors treat symptoms of stress?

Interview your friends, your family, or your doctors to see how they view and treat stress. What did you conclude? In 1977 Dr. Pelletier suggested that 50-70 percent of all disease and illness was related to stress.[1]  It has been estimated by doctors themselves that about 85% of their patients suffer from stress.  What advice and treatment do they provide?

 How are naturopathic and allopathic physicians similar and different in their treatment of stress symptoms? You may consult an online dictionary if you do not know what the words "naturopathic'' or ''allopathic'' denote.[2]

1. Brian Luke Seaward, Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing, 3rd ed. Boston: Jones Bartlett Publishers, p. 42 
2. Merrily Manthey, Natural Medicine Handbook for People Over 50, Kent, WA: The Foundation for Excellence in Health Care,1998, p.6

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