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Introduction. Anxiety: New Treatment Perspectives

Karl Rickels, MD, and Hans-Jürgen Möller, MD

Published: December 31, 2002

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in theUnited States. Although anxiety disorders are treatable, less than30% of individuals with these disorders seek treatment.1 Thedirect and indirect costs of anxiety disorders are considerable,and the level of impairment associated with these disordersis severe, so identification of appropriate treatment options isimperative.’ ‹

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