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As we emerge from lockdown, are we facing a pandemic of anxiety?
The COVID-19 crisis has forced us into new patterns of social interaction. We've been told that the best way to protect ourselves from coronavirus is staying indoors and away from people.
Journalist and author Judith Hoare argues that social distancing feeds off fear.
She conducted extensive research about anxiety for her book called "The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Claire Weekes."
The Australian doctor's work on anxiety was released in the 1960s without fanfare but has come to be seen as cutting edge.
Judith Hoare thinks society has learnt a habit of fear and we need to learn to manage anxiety as we resume our normal lives.
On this special episode of the Lockdown Chronicles, Geraldine interviews Judith Hoare.