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The diathesis-stress model (pg.75), also sometimes referred to as the vulnerability-stress model, suggests that we are born with different vulnerabilities. They may be related to genetics or occur as the result of early life experience(s) (such as trauma before or during birth, exposure to substances inutero, early chaotic/neglectful and/or abusive caregiving environment to name a few possibilities). These vulnerabilities then put us at higher risk for developing a psychological disorder at some point in our lives. According to this model, certain "stressors" then may "trigger" this vulnerability and lead to clinical symptoms later on (in childhood, in adulthood, etc.). What may be experienced as a stressor by one person may not be experienced in the same manner for another. Consideration of the presence of protective factors is also important. Take for example a child who is born to a mother who has been diagnosed with a disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Say that this child's mother is not being actively treated, which likely impacts the quality of parenting she may be able to provide. Other risk factors may include limited social support and lower socioeconomic status, potentially having an impact on that child's opportunities to interact with other positive caregivers (teachers, family members, quality day care providers, etc.). On the other hand, say this child's mother was actively being treated, in ongoing therapy and has a terrific social support network-the former situation indicates many stressors while the latter seems to involve a few things that could be quite protective for this child and their development.
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The diathesis-stress model (pg.75), also sometimes referred to as the vulnerability-stress model, suggests that we are born with different vulnerabilities.