Stress Causes Illness

Psychology (Humanities), 1962

If you are predisposed to something, stress and bad life experiences will make you develop a disorder.

If might sound “medical”-ish. It’s not. In 1962, psychologist Paul Meehltried to explain schizophrenia. The resulting trend became referred to as the Diathesis–Stress Model, where the theory was the “equilibrium” of a person being disturbed would bring out a pre-existing condition.