The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code
The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era- anxiety.
- Penguin Random House
- Publish Date
- October 2019
Claire Weekes was driven by a restless and unconventional mind that saw her become the first woman to earn a Doctor of Science degree at Australia's oldest university, win global plaudits for her research into evolution, and take a turn as a travel agent, before embarking on a career in medicine. But it was a mistaken diagnosis of tuberculosis that would set her heart racing and push her towards integrating all she'd learned into a practical treatment for anxiety - a tried-and-true method now seen as state-of-the-art 30 years after her death. This book is the first to tell her remarkable story.