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Compare the "3 P's" of causality that contribute to the onset and maintenance of psychological disorders.
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The "3 P's" of causality are predisposing causes, precipitating causes, and perpetuating causes. Predisposing causes are underlying factors (such as genetics or birth defects) that make a person especially susceptible to a certain disorder. Precipitating causes are events in daily life that initiate onset of a disorder, such as a catastrophe that triggers posttraumatic stress disorder or mounting stressors that contribute to a substance use disorder. Perpetuating causes maintain a disorder, such as positive reinforcement in the form of greater attention or care someone receives from others because of the disorder.

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