Sollicitudo Monstrum – Worry Monster
The worry monster doesn’t look monstrous at all. It is actually quite cute as you can see from our artist rendering. This specimen is small, so small that it fits in your brain along with hundreds of thousands of other specimens we have yet to discover.
The head and torso of the Sollicitudo monstrum resembles that of a Cave Salamander. This clever little fellow feeds off of chemical reactions like Serotonin, GABA, and Norepinephrine, which are often linked to Anxiety. To produce an excess of neurotransmitter food, the worry monster simply releases a round capsule from its tail that will eventually settle into a section of your brain. This capsule is composed of various unknown materials that cause a chain reaction of events, such as you driving all the way back to your home to make sure you locked the front door.
So if you find yourself unable to relax, focusing on upsetting situations, or fearful for no reason, you may have one or more of these beautiful monsters swimming around in your Cerebrospinal fluid. Just try not to worry about it!