PEACE FROM NERVOUS SUFFERING by Claire Weekes

PEACE FROM NERVOUS SUFFERING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More Hope and Help for Your Nerves (1968) in the event that you suffer from agoraphobia -- Dr. Weekes says that 1 in 200 in the U.S. are afflicted (she's an Australian practitioner) by this illness which is really the ""fear of fear within oneself"" and which results in various types of bewilderment or outright panic once you set foot outside the house. She has four simple rules to counteract it (face, accept, float past, let time pass) and primarily she believes in ""nature's method"" although she does recommend tranquilizers. Her book, a short description of all this, is followed by the journals in which she wrote about it (to be used with her other book and her LP records) and all of it is primarily addressed to the sick housewife -- women are chiefly affected. Along with the soothing, encouraging approach (do-nothingness leads often to real depression) there are little everyday props -- buy yourself a new pair of slippers for those feet on the legs which turn to ""jelly."" Still, one hesitates to recommend a book where a doctor is indicated.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1971
Publisher: Hawthorn