The Connection between Bipolar Disorder and Failure to Launch Syndrome

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February 26, 2015

To understand how bipolar disorder and Failure to Launch Syndrome are connected, one must first understand them separately. Bipolar Disorder is classified as a manic-depressive illness. It causes intense mood shifts in one’s everyday life. This is different than commonly experienced highs and lows. Bipolar Disorder moods range from mania, evidenced by extreme happiness, hyperactivity, and over-excitement to extreme irritability

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Bipolar Disorder Medication: Compliance in Young Adults

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February 11, 2015

Living with Bipolar Disorder can often feel like a roller coaster ride with the highs of mania and the lows of depression. In addition, there are also the twists and turns on that ride based on a person’s environment, including stressors, coping skills, support system, and lifestyle. While some people go to amusement parks, ride roller coasters and go home,

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Bipolar Disorder: How it can impact the ability to maintain a steady job and how we help

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February 11, 2015
Bipolar Disorder: How it can impact the ability to maintain a steady job and how we help

There are several typical concerns that many job seekers have, such as conflict with co-workers or a supervisor and being overworked and underpaid. But for those dealing with a bipolar diagnosis, being able to cope effectively with these concerns, among others, can make the difference as to whether the young adult is able to maintain a job. While on the

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Overcoming Obstacles to Residential Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

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November 12, 2014

Please join us in welcoming award winning mental health writer and guest blogger Natasha Tracy. Overcoming Obstacles to Residential Treatment for Mental Illness Having a mood disorder like depression or bipolar disorder at any age can be extremely challenging to deal with, but perhaps even more so as a young adult. As a young adult, people haven’t yet built up all

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5 Tips on Maintaining Friendships When You Have Bipolar Disorder

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November 7, 2014

I received a text from a college friend last week asking me if I’ve ever noticed him “acting manic-y.” He explained that his girlfriend suspected he was bipolar and wanted him to seek professional opinion. This conversation made me think about the experiences I’ve had with participants here at Optimum Performance Institute (OPI). I’ve observed new participants entering the program

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Reflections on Bipolar Disorder and Comorbid Conditions in Young Adults

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July 10, 2012

Comorbidity is a condition when two syndromes occur simultaneously in the same person. The simultaneous treatment of comorbidities in people affected by Bipolar Disorder is “ubiquitous,” as mentioned in an article titled, “Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder: The Complexity of Diagnosis and Treatment.” “Bipolar Disorder is highly prevalent and heterogeneous. Its increasing complexity is often caused by the presence of comorbid

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Young Adults with Bipolar Disorder

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April 12, 2008
Young Adults with Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatry has gained much knowledge of some of the biochemical mechanisms that account for Bipolar Disorder. Today, many symptoms are treated utilizing a complex mix of psychotropic medications. However, at the Optimum Performance Institute, we believe this is only the beginning. DESCRIBING YOUNG ADULTS WITH B.D. For years, Young Adults with B.D. do their best to cope with the underlying

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