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Octomum in LA rehab for anxiety and stress

OCTOMUM Nadya Suleman has checked herself into a rehabilitation centre, citing anxiety, exhaustion and stress.

Mother-of-14 Suleman had been taking the medication Xanax under a doctor's care to deal with her problems, but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery, spokeswoman Gina Rodriguez said.

Suleman checked herself into the Chapman House Treatment Center in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, three nannies and two friends will care for her octuplets, who will be four in January, and her six older children.

Suleman has repeatedly been investigated by social services over allegations of neglect and child abuse. Prosecutors decided not to file charges earlier this month following the most recent allegations.

Suleman has been in the media spotlight since giving birth to the octuplets in 2009.

She has tried to cash in on her notoriety in a variety of ways, including endorsing milkshakes, making a pornographic video, posing for semi-nude photo shoots and participating in celebrity boxing matches.

All 14 of Suleman's children were conceived through IVF. Her octuplets are the world's longest-surviving set.

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