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Self-Love Deficit Disorder: Reinventing the Meaning of Codependency

Self-Love Deficit Disorder: Reinventing Codependency

According to a report in the Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 40 million men and women in America have diagnosable codependency, such as self-love deficit disorder. Most of those defined as codependent are women. Until recently, descriptions of codependency have traditionally focused on characteristics that make a person seem weak. The term itself is confusing. Treatment