What is DIATHESIS-STRESS MODEL?

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Theory stating that mental and physical disorders develop from genetic or biological predisposition combined with stress.

DIATHESIS-STRESS MODEL: "The diathesis stress model looks at predisposition to a illness and the stress needed for it to occur."

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