And it seems he was involved in creating the prize in the first place – truly a hero of our time!
I would put him in line with laureates of other prestigious prizes like Kissinger (Peace Nobel), Al Gore (Peace Nobel), the European Union (Peace Nobel), or any* of the Medical Nobel Prize Laureates of the last decades. Just like Alfred Nobel wished, these distinguished people all did something which had undeniably the "greatest benefit on mankind", just like Simon Wessely.
And just like the countless molecular-biology-breakthroughs have yielded an improved life for us all (as we all can recite what these people did for us), so did Wessely's, the psycho* with an brain the size of a plant, show us the way how to imagine ourselves healthy in the face of our misguided bodily disease – it is The (Simon Wessely) Secret! Wishing Makes It So!
And if you doubt that (and try to look for a bodily reason to your malaise) you will not get better, that Simon will make sure!
He should enjoy his prize, a prize that shows to everybody that Simon Wessely is surrounded by
So congrats, my dear Simon!
* Maybe with the exception of the inventors of the CT scanner, the MRI scanner, the people receiving a prize for their work on prostaglandins, and the discoverers of HIV – with the discoverers of HIV being a sad story. Furthermore, some of the molecular-biological work seems very important, but has not had any noticeable positive effect on health care so far.