Stress in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates major problems with our health. When we're stressed and don't have the tools to deal with it, we repress the situation but it remains in our bag of problems. This can lead to PTSD. It is possible to identify and re-address these problems at a time later in life when we might have developed the tools we need to resolve the problem. We discuss how this can be achieved. Unfortunately, in today's HMO medicine, we have turned to psychopharmacology rather than working through problems.