Cracking the Anxiety Code

I mentioned in class last week that I listened to a podcast that you might be interested in. In 1962 an Australian GP, Dr Claire Weekes published a book called Self Help for Your Nerves in which she said she could cure panic, depression, sorrow, agoraphobia and anxiety. The psychiatric establishment dismissed her as under-qualified and populist but her book sold well and is still in print over 50 years later. Judith Hoare, author of The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code talks about about Claire Weekes’ treatments, the reaction from her contemporaries and her legacy now.

Have a listen x Michelle

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