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What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: There isn't one

Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible.
If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also.

In brief: There isn't one

Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible.
If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also.
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