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Join us online as journalist Judith Hoare shares the true story of the little-known mental health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety. In 1962 Dr Claire Weekes published the ground-breaking book Self-Help For Your Nerves which is still in print today.

Dismissed at the time by the medical profession as under qualified and overly populist, her research helped her develop a simple, effective treatment protocol which is now state of the art. Dr Weekes has aided millions of people around the world overcome depression, loneliness, obsession and guilt. Judith Hoare's book The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code is the first to tell Dr Claire Weekes' remarkable story.

Judith Hoare is a journalist who worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The Australian Financial Review. She started her career on Chequerboard, a trailblazing social-issues program in the 1970s, and then moved to the AFR, reporting on federal politics in Canberra. She shifted to features writing, to eventually specialise in editing long-form journalism for the newspaper, and was appointed deputy editor, features, in 1995, a position she held for 20 years.

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