DIATHESIS-STRESS MODEL

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DIATHESIS-STRESS MODEL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diathesis-stress-model/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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