Intended for healthcare professionals

Clinical Review

Generalised anxiety disorder

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39133.559282.BE (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:579

Prescription for Worry

Life is precarious, and there are many things to worry about. Our
most
common worries are money, relationships, and health, in that order.
Unfortunately, this order is backwards. That's why we're so unhappy. If we

reverse this order, each worry solves the next worry. Good health leads to

good relationships. Good health and good relationships lead to financial
security. And all three lead to happiness. In order to reduce our worries,
we
must establish the proper priorities. This is my prescription for worry.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 March 2007
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641