Judith Hoare presents The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code

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Start: Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020 at 6:30PM
Finish: Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020 at 7:30PM

Cost: Free. Booking Required

Where: Sutherland Library
30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland Show Map

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Little-remembered in mainstream medical history, the work of Dr Claire Weekes is brought into new light in The Woman who Cracked the Anxiety Code.

Journalist and author Judith Hoare tells the true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety.

Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia … Dr Weekes knew how to treat them, but was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. In a radical move, she had gone directly to the people. Her international bestseller Self Help for Your Nerves, first published in 1962 and still in print, helped tens of millions of people to overcome all of these, and continues to do so.


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