Families

Families are complex and dynamic systems that should provide support and nurturance; they also often experience stress and conflict, which can affect every member of the family as well as overall family cohesion. Emotional, psychiatric and behavioral issues affect all members of a household, and optimal treatment includes fully understanding and supporting the family system. We recognize that incorporating the strengths and resources of a family is central to the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Family based interventions have been found to play an important role in the successful treatment and prevention of relapse for many conditions, such as OCD, anxiety, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and childhood disruptive behaviors. The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center offers providers trained in family therapy who are experienced with working across the lifespan and with a range of diagnoses.