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Can my personality affect my risk of developing an anxiety disorder?

Both shyness and a characteristic known as anxiety sensitivity increase the risk of developing certain anxiety disorders. Avoidant personality disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder, and Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder, also increase the likelihood of developing anxiety disorders.

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