To help physicians screen for generalized anxiety disorder, I developed the following mnemonic device: "Does Mr. Fisc worry excessively about minor matters?" Initially, one simply substitutes "you" for "Mr. Fisc" in the mnemonic device and asks, "Do you worry excessively about minor matters?" If endorsed by the patient, one uses the remainder of the mnemonic "Mr. Fisc" to determine if three or more of the associated motor tension and hypervigilance criteria are present. Each letter of "Mr. Fisc" stands for one of the associated symptoms, as follows: M=muscle tension, R=restlessness, F=fatigue, I=irritability, S=sleep (difficulty falling asleep), C=concentration (difficulty concentrating). I hope others find this to be a user-friendly tool that facilitates improved recognition of this disorder.