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“Recovery means not never having any symptoms  again we all have stressful symptoms as long as we live, but recovery means knowing how to accept them and go through them and cope with them so that they no longer matter…” These are the golden words of the brilliantly effective expert in nervous illness, Dr Claire Weekes.  A remarkable woman who blazed a trail through her understanding of nervous illness and was the first to qualify from Sydney University with a doctorate in science, than at age 37 became a medical doctor and was awarded a member of the British Empire (M.B.E.).