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Is There Really A Failure To Lauch Syndrome?

Is There Really A Failure To Lauch Syndrome?

Is There Really A Failure To Lauch Syndrome?

By: Josh White, MA, LCMHC, CGPPosted: Section: Featured Articles

While not a technical medical diagnosis, Failure to Launch Syndrome is a term commonly used to describe young adults, who are having a difficult time transitioning into adulthood. While some see this struggle to move into adulthood as a growing concern, others see this so-called syndrome as just another talking point. It may have you wondering what the truth is. Could there really be a breakdown in today's culture that is impairing the young adults' ability to become independent?

Look At The Facts On Failure To Launch

Debt and Depression As CausesStudies show that as many as 31.5% young adults, from the ages of 18 to 34 years old, still live at home with their parents. This is certainly the highest rate of young adults still living at home for the last several generations. Some of this is caused by a very high unemployment rate among millennials and record-high student loan debt that is now averaging at $33,000.

However, there are underlying factors effecting young adults today too. Many mental health issues and learning disabilities are not detected until the late teen years or early 20s, which makes this transition even more difficult. Clinical depression also is becoming an alarming problem, and suicide is now the second cause of death among young adults today. Add the growing trend of chemical addiction to the mix and it is very easy to see how the Failure to Launch Syndrome may have developed and the effects it is having.

How to Help With The Launch

Struggling with Failure to Launch Syndrome can be both physically and financially straining on both the young adults and their parents. Psychotherapy is helping some young adults through this transition phase, especially those also dealing with a learning disability, addiction, depression, or other mental health issue. Learning to set boundaries, developing realistic expectations of themselves and others, acquiring valuable life skills, and creating both long and short-term goals can help millennials that are stuck, transition to the next stage of life.

Rehab centers also are helping millennials struggling with Failure to Launch Syndrome. Allowing these young adults to move out of their parent's home and into a safe environment that teaches them the vital life skills needed to move into the next life stage is oftentimes the ideal solution. It allows young adults to deal with their Failure to Launch Syndrome, as well as all the underlying factors, such as drug abuse and depression.  

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