54. Brenda Fricker
I don’t suffer from depression any more. I did for 50 years and then – having tried every combination of medication and having spent enough on psychiatrists to buy three houses on Leeson Street – I found a wonderful cure, if you like that word. I found this guy who has a treatment he does with Mozart music. It’s quite amazing. It takes three months – you listen to Mozart for two hours every morning for a week, then you have a break of about a month. Then, you go back and you listen to Mozart again every morning for two hours for about a week or ten days. You lie down during it and go to sleep after that. And then you have three weeks off, or something, and you go back and you wake up cured. It is an extraordinary thing. Fifty years of your life battling with this devil every day and suddenly it’s gone. In the old days you would call it a miracle. You see the world with clear eyes for the first time; you can walk down the street without being terrified; you can think clearly. It’s wonderful.