Do you worry too much?

Published: January, 2007

Excessive worry is part of many mental health disorders and can lead to physical illness.

Sometimes it's smart to worry. It can force us to plan or to take safety precautions. Worry can lead to wellness. If we didn't worry some about our health, would we eat right and exercise? Probably not.

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