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California's 'Octomom' enters rehab for anxiety

Published on Oct 31, 2012 6:57 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Ms Nadya Suleman, the California single mother of 14 children including octuplets, has entered rehab seeking treatment for anxiety, exhaustion and stress.

Ms Suleman, 37, dubbed "Octomom" by the media, checked herself into a Southern California treatment centre last week. She is expected to be in rehab for 28 days "or more if needed," her manager Gina Rodriguez said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Ms Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety but she felt she needed a treatment programme to help with her recovery," Mr Rodriguez said.

During Ms Suleman's treatment, her children, aged between three and 11, will be cared for by a team of three nannies, two friends, a driver to transport the children to and from school and security in front of the house all day and night, Mr Rodgriguez said.

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