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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Around one in 14 people worldwide experiences anxiety at any one time. This condition can be mild, but at the other extreme, can prevent people from living normal lives. We look at the historical and cultural development of the condition and speak to people experiencing anxiety about what effect it has on them. We also speak with a clinical psychologist to go through the various treatment options.

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