STRESS that continues over along period of time can trigger pain and physical discomforts such as stomach and intestinal problems, back pain, asthma, skin rashes and headaches, Germany's professional association of psychiatrists said.
If there is no physical cause of the problems, sufferers should consider what in their lives has put them under pressure and what they can change about their situation. If that alone doesn't help, psychotheraphy could be the solution. The stress often is the result of demands or conflicts with collugues or superiors at work or it can result from relationship problems. It is estimated that up to one-third of people who consult a doctor because of these various complaints are suffering from psychosomatic illness