I am trying to understand work related stress after reading the pinned thread and a few others. Please can someone correct my naive beliefs/questions below: (1) Teachers have a stressful job and are expected to cope with it but WRS is different to this? (2) If a teacher can't cope with school expectations for a sustained period of time then they have WRS? (3) Is WRS an illness or is it a condition and are people predisposed to? (4) WRS has only existed in recent years as a condition that people legitimately have time off for without it going against any future application? (5) People who have suffered with axiety and depression often also suffer from WRS? (6) It's hard to prove someone hasn't got it? I am trying to understand what a friend is going through but am not very clued up!