How BPD Can Cause Failure To Launch In Young Adults

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September 3, 2015

Failure to Launch (FTL) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can, in many ways, be intertwined. The question of BPD contributing to FTL has come up many times for me in the past several weeks in my role as an admissions counselor at OPI Intensive, a residential transitional living program in Southern California exclusively for young adult men and women with

Eating Disorders and Overcoming Failure to Launch Syndrome

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July 24, 2015

Are you concerned that your young adult child may be suffering from an eating disorder? Although the majority of individuals battling eating disorders are female, between 5 and 15% are male, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. If your daughter or son appears to have disordered eating patterns or body image issues, they could be

Failure to Launch Syndrome – Radio Show Replay

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May 20, 2015

Listen in as Robert Fischer, M.D., psychiatrist and Executive Director here at OPI, speaks about Failure to Launch Syndrome on the Dr. Kim Taylor Show.   For more information on OPI’s residential and intensive outpatient (IOP Day Treatment) programs and our measures to help young adults overcome anxiety related Failure to Launch issues, call us at (888)-814-5985 or click HERE

Laziness vs. a Failure to Launch into Adulthood

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May 6, 2015

In response to a recent NPR perspectives “I didn’t Get the Child I Ordered.” You didn’t get into Stanford. Your parents think you didn’t work hard enough, and you think they see you as lazy. Grandma and Grandpa see you as lazy because your cousins had no problems getting into their first choice, top tier college. Your aunts and uncles

Borderline Personality Disorder in College

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May 5, 2015
Borderline Personality Disorder in College

Being a college student can be both fun and challenging; however, for a college student with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), the goal of obtaining a college degree can seem downright impossible. For a student with BPD, successfully getting from point A (the beginning of the semester) to point B (completion of the semester), can be very challenging. A reason for this

Accommodations and Stigma in College

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May 5, 2015

“What are accommodations? Do I need them?” These are questions frequently asked here at OPI by our young adult participants. Part of helping students transition back into a successful life is educating them on the opportunities available to them. Often they have experienced failures at previous schools, attributing to their depression and sense of hopelessness. There is good news: There

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Asperger’s and Failure to Launch Syndrome

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April 16, 2015

Asperger’s Syndrome can present with many symptoms that can have debilitating effects on young adults as they try to launch into adulthood.  Individuals often exhibit impairment in reading and interpreting social cues as well as difficulty understanding and demonstrating empathy.  Most of these add up to the most devastating effect for young adults:, difficulty forming and maintaining peer relationships. Failure

Anxiety and Failure to Launch Syndrome in Borderline Personality Disorder

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March 18, 2015
Anxiety and Failure to Launch Syndrome in Borderline Personality Disorder

Originally thought to be at the “borderline” between psychosis and neurosis, people with Borderline Personality Disorder suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. A person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression and/or self-injury including cutting, and

Overcoming Failure to Launch Using Family Therapy: Creating a Space for Dialog (PT 3)

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March 4, 2015

This post is part three in series.  Need to read parts one and two first? Part I: Active Communication Part 2: Creating Space for Active Listening Moving On Sometimes family sessions come to an impasse and it becomes more effective to move on, rather than continuing to escalate a disagreement. It is important to acknowledge that these stalemates exist and

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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Borderline Personality Disorder and Failure to Launch Issues

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February 17, 2015
Borderline Personality Disorder and Failure to Launch Issues

Are you a young adult who has received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder? BPD may have affected your ability to jump-start new relationships, your career, and may be holding you back from living the life of your dreams. Learn more about Failure to Launch Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder, and how OPI Intensive can offer you the skills and support

Overcoming Anxiety Related Failure to Launch Issues

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December 26, 2014

Anxiety can be extremely difficult to describe and understand because all of us at times are anxious, and this phenomenon manifests itself in a variety of ways. It may show up in our body by us genuinely having headaches, stomach aches, nausea, or muscle tension. The pain and other uncomfortable physical sensations are real, and the potential disruption these can

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