What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Failure to Launch Syndrome?

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July 31, 2014
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Failure to Launch Syndrome?

Failure to launch syndrome may very well be present in the vast majority of the 36 percent of young adults ages 18 to 31 who are still living with their parents, per the Huffington Post. The 48 percent of 18-to-29-year-old individuals living with their parents in Europe proves that this is not strictly an American problem, according to The Guardian.

How to Treat Failure to Launch Syndrome

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July 31, 2014
How to Treat Failure to Launch Syndrome

Currently, 36 percent of all young adults ages 18 to 31 are living with their parents, either having moved back or never having left in the first place, according to Pew Research.  A recent Gallup poll touts that of this number, 12 percent are married couples live with the parents of one of the spouses too. Many parents wrack their

What Causes Failure to Launch Syndrome

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July 31, 2014
What Causes Failure to Launch Syndrome

Failure to launch syndrome isn’t classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Rather, the terminology accounts for the 14 percent of adults ages 24 to 34 who are still living with their parents, per a recent Gallup poll. The number of young adults who fit the loose criteria for failure to launch syndrome seems to be rising

How to Gain the Self-Confidence to Deal With Daily Life

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July 31, 2014
How to Gain the Self-Confidence to Deal With Daily Life

It is unlikely that anyone is a stranger to lacking self-confidence at one point or another. We all have our ups and downs in life, but for some, there is a real struggle for some to bounce back from their downfalls. Sometimes the cause is environmental, and other times, it may be more in-depth, such as in the case of

10 Ways to Build Organizational Skills

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July 31, 2014
10 Ways to Build Organizational Skills

To the most organized of individuals, it seems almost silly that anyone would have to work on their organizational skills, much less not have any. But we’re here to tell you’re not alone. Organization isn’t merely keeping your clutter well-hidden in your home. It’s staying on task when you set out to do something — a feat that many young

How to Transition From High School to College

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July 31, 2014
How to Transition From High School to College

This isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill facility. If you’re looking for a treatment approach that will tackle your biggest problem while leaving the rest for you to take care of, keep looking. Instead, we offer innovative programs that address the entire person, not just the primary problem. The inpatient programs offered at OPI cover a vast array of issues, from mental

Rephrasing “Failure to Launch”

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June 20, 2014

Leading mental health providers gathered to share solutions to a complex syndrome. A very informative panel discussion and luncheon on “Failure to Launch Syndrome” was held on June 6th 2 2014 at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills. Moderated by Dr. Jessica Romeyn, the panel featured leading mental health specialists and educators including representatives from the Optimum Performance Institute, Vive, and

New Perspectives About “Failure to Launch” Young Adults

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September 11, 2012
New Perspectives About “Failure to Launch” Young Adults

“It’s never too late,” I said to frustrated parents in my office at the Optimum Performance Institute. “You seem to think the game is over but that’s not true! Sometimes it takes a village of caring professionals and peers to help break the cycle of alienation and isolation but your son CAN become independent and find his place in the

OPI Execs Discuss Young Adults

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September 10, 2008
OPI Execs Discuss Young Adults

WOODLAND HILLS, CA—Robert Fischer, M.D, Executive Director of the Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), a highly individualized therapeutic and educational residential program for young adults ages 17-25, and Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions, talked about current issues facing young adults on the Answers for the Family radio talk show owned and hosted by Allen Cardoza. Cardoza is President of West Shield