Stress-Diathesis Model

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Stress-Diathesis Model


  • Some people possess an enduring vulnerability factor (a diathesis) which, when coupled with a proximal (recent) stressor, results in psychological disorder.
  • Neither the diathesis nor the stressor alone is enough to lead to symptoms. i.e. both must be present.

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