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'The Silent Sufferers. The struggle for recognition of anxiety, phobic and compulsive disorders in New Zealand' - Marcia Read

Deimos Press 1996, paperback, 222pp. Resonable-good condition.

'The Silent Sufferers, written by Marcia Read in association with a group of professional people who suffered from severe anxiety disorders and who met regularly to discuss the lack of services within New Zealand. The Phobic Trust of New Zealand Inc was formerly established in February 1983 by Marcia Read to assist sufferers as there was little available interest in, nor help for sufferers of these disorders. As director of the clinic, Marcia devoted her time to raising funds, publicising the work of the Trust, counselling patients and employing suitably qualified medical staff. Marcia insisted that the clinic be run on a fully professional basis.

Throughout, Marcia received assistance and support from numerous well-known New Zealanders and overseas consultants. What was not so forthcoming was recognition from the mental health bureaucracy that the work being done was important enough to warrant financial help.

The Silent Sufferers describes in detail the frustrations and disappointments Marcia faced in the first twelve years of the Phobic Trust. It shows how difficult being a pioneer in a therapeutic field is when faced with a great deal of ignorance and opposition.' Please click here to ask a question
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