Weill Cornell Medicine psychiatrists provide outstanding behavioral healthcare at two separate sites in the New York City area. At Payne Whitney, located on Manhattan's East Side, and at the Westchester Division in White Plains, children, adolescents, and adults receive the most current therapeutic and pharmacologic care available to treat mood, anxiety, attention deficit, personality, and other disorders. At either facility, patients can receive psychiatric evaluations by a qualified mental health therapist or psychiatric doctor.
Our psychiatrists provide the full range of services that includes individual and couple therapy, family services, and treatment of eating disorders and schizophrenia. We have extensive services available in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Specialists, including mental health counselors and psychiatric doctors, offer a range of treatment and support programs for children, adolescents and adults. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a nationally ranked psychiatrist connected to the #1 hospital in New York City.
CRMI's team of experienced psychologists is committed to patients' emotional health as well as to their physical well being. Problems in reproductive health can also often lead to emotional hardships. Infertility and pregnancy loss are problems that deeply affect every aspect of a couple's life and can create feelings of anxiety and depression as well as social isolation.
To help patients cope with the psychological and interpersonal challenges which may occur during the course of medical treatment, the Center offers compassionate and confidential counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups.
The Eating Disorders Service provides assessment and treatment for adults afflicted with Anorexia Nervosa and/or Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which there is a severe and prolonged inability to eat, with marked weight loss. Bulimia is an eating disorder in which a person regularly binge eats, then tries to prevent weight gain by self-induced vomiting, water pills, laxatives, fasting or extreme exercising. Both disorders can be treated using individual, group and/or family psychotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Depending on the degree of weight loss and the state of physical health when the person enters treatment, there will be greater or lesser control of the person's eating and of the total environment.
The Weill Cornell Pediatric OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program (POCAT) is a sub-specialty clinic operated through the Weill Cornell Medical College Physicians' Organization. Led by Shannon Bennett, PhD and Justin Mohatt, MD, POCAT provides a team-based approach to treating children and adolescents utilizing state of the art evidence-based practices that can be applied along a continuum of intensity, from regular outpatient visits through intensive outpatient treatment over multiple days a week, and summer intensive programs. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, Habit Reversal Therapy, supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapies, group therapy, parent guidance, and medication evaluation and management. The structure of the clinic allows for flexibility in treatment planning, rapid assessment in crisis situations, prompt access to your providers, and a high level of privacy and discretion in a fee-for-service model of personalized care. POCAT provides one of the only Intensive Outpatient Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) programs in the region using a successful model developed by Dr. Bennett when she led a similar program at UCLA. The intensive program consists of approximately ten hours a week of active treatment, and includes evaluation, psychoeducation, Exposure with Response Prevention, medication evaluation and management, parent sessions, and group therapy. This model of intensive care can be an alternative to hospitalization or step down from hospitalization. In addition, it provides a way for families without easy access to expert treatment to receive intensive care in a time-limited manner, and then return to their home community. For all families, we provide a specific and thorough plan for aftercare. For those returning to home communities outside New York City, this includes a plan for continuing to practice newly learned skills to maintain treatment gains, coordination with a treatment provider in your home community for continuity of care, and the opportunity for follow-up visits with us by phone or in person, if needed. For those in nearby communities, we provide the added option of ongoing follow-up treatment in our clinic. Another unique feature of POCAT is our new Summer Intensive Program, which will provide the same level of therapeutic intervention as the regular intensive outpatient program, but does so in a camp-like setting, five days a week for one or two week sessions beginning in July 2011. This program addresses OCD as well as other non-OCD anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Selective Mutism, and specific phobias. It is appropriate for a broad range of children and teens with moderately to severely impairing symptoms, and their families. It can be an alternative to traditional summer day camps for youth unable to participate in those programs due to their anxiety symptoms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Bennett at 212-821-0789 or Dr. Mohatt at 212-821-0604.
The Weill Cornell Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College offers a new, safe and effective option for patients suffering from major depression whose symptoms persist despite prior treatment attempts with antidepressant medications.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is designed for adults, 18 years of age and older. TMS involves the administration of a small magnetic field over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, one of the areas implicated in depression. TMS therapy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of depression in individuals who have not achieved satisfactory improvement despite the use of antidepressants. Using very short pulses of magnetic energy to alter the activity of nerve cells in the brain, TMS involves no radiation or electrical stimulation, and requires no anesthesia. Patients remain awake and alert during the procedure. The standard outpatient treatment typically lasts for 40 minutes, and is performed under the supervision of a psychiatrist. The number of sessions recommended is based on the individual patient's need and response to treatment. For most patients, treatment is administered daily, for four to six weeks.
Weill Cornell Medical College faculty from the Department of Psychiatry provide expert evaluation of patients and consistent monitoring throughout the course of treatment. Marc Dubin, MD PhD oversees the TMS site located in Manhattan. To make an appointment or referral to the TMS Program, or to learn additional information, please call at 212-746-5817 or e-mail to TMSinfo@med.cornell.edu
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