Define diathesis stress model?

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Feb 28, 2016

The diathesis stress model is the model that involves a combination of biological and genetic vulnerabilities and environmental stressors that both contribute to the onset of schizophrenia.


In psychology, the diathesis-stress model is used to study the development of psychopathology. It is also used to understand the interplay of nature and nurture in the susceptibility of psychological disorders throughout the lifespan.

They can also help in determining who is going to develop a psychological disorder, and who will not. It is also useful to explain other poor developmental outcomes.