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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million Americans age 18 years and older (about 18 percent) in a given year. Effective conventional treatments for anxiety disorders are available, and research is uncovering new treatments that can help. NCCAM-funded research studies have investigated several natural products and mind and body practices for anxiety.