DIATHESIS By N., Sam M.S. - 56 The inherited susceptibility to diseases and disorders. See genetic predisoposition. DIATHESIS: "Joe had diathesis to diabetes and heart disiease." Related Psychology Terms CHILD PSYCHIATRY BRAIN DISORDERS Dissociative Identity Disorder ORGANICISM (Organic Viewpoint) PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC DISORDERS (GENERAL) MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) NOSOLOGY (literally, “study of disease”) AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY EXOTIC PSYCHOSES Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DIATHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diathesis/ (accessed October 4, 2022).