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Question: Which of the following is an example of a diathesis-stress model?

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  1.  Ozzie has a genetic predisposition towards depression, but he did not experience depression until his mother and father died.
  2.  Ozzie treats his depression by exposing himself to a series of stressors so he can learn coping skills.
  3.  Ozzie treats his manic episodes by using medication to induce depression.
  4.  Ozzie's doctor does not believe that mental illness has a biological basis.

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1. Ozzie has a genetic predisposition towards depression, but he did not experience depression until his mother and father died.

An example of a diathesis-stress model is 'Ozzie has a genetic predisposition towards depression, but he did not experience depression until his mother and father died'.


Explanation:

The diathesis-stress model is a psychological theory that describes behavior as a result of biological and genetic factors, as well as life experiences. It was originally introduced as a way to explain some of the causes of schizophrenia (Zubin & Spring, 1977).

This theory is often used to describe the pronunciation of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, which are produced by a combination of genetic predisposition, and rapid events in the environment.

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