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Table 6 Common risk factors in patients with anxiety and related disorders

From: Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders

• Family history of anxiety [33]
• Personal history of anxiety or mood disorder [34, 35]
• Childhood stressful life events or trauma [36, 37]
• Being female [4, 9]
• Chronic medical illness [34, 40]
• Behavioral inhibition [41, 42]