The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

@article{Bacon2018TheLE,
  title={The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis},
  author={Ingrid Bacon and Elizabeth McKay and Fisher Reynolds and Anne McIntyre},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-18}
}
Codependency is a complex and debatable concept, which has been used over the years by mental health professionals to inform their practices. Researchers have attempted to identify the main problems associated with codependency; however, their evidence is still inconclusive. This is the first time that interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) has been used to explore the lived experience of codependency from the perspective of self-identified codependents. Eight participants recruited… CONTINUE READING
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