The interactionist approach to schizophrenia

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  • Created on: 21-05-18 14:03

The interactionist approach acknowledges that there are biological, psychological and societal factors in the development of schizophrenia

The diathesis-stress model
This model suggests that both a vulnerability to schizophrenia and a stress-trigger are necessary in order to develop the condition

Meehl's model (1962)

  • Diathesis (vulnerability) is entirely genetic and the result of a single 'schizogene'
  • According to Meehl, if a person does not have the schizogene, no amount of stress would lead to schizophrenia; however, in carriers of the gene, chronic stress through childhood and…


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