DIATHESIS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The inherited susceptibility to diseases and disorders. See genetic predisoposition. DIATHESIS: "Joe had diathesis to diabetes and heart disiease." Related Psychology Terms AGE OF ONSET AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT DIATHESIS-STRESS MODEL EYE-ROLL SIGN INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES (ICD) MUTATION SIB-PAIR METHOD GENE LINKAGE CONSTITUTIONAL FACTOR GENETOTROPIC DISEASE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIATHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diathesis/ (accessed April 3, 2020).