Family Therapy

What do we mean with the tem “Family Therapy”?
Usually when we talk about Therapy in Psychiatry we mean the individual that is in a difficult mental situation, that is to say he/she is disordered.
However when we are talking about family therapy we mean the situation in which there is an explicit difficulty in communication between its members.
Often this difficulty does not become conscious from its members, or they do not want to recognize it. Then usually one of the members of the familial system presents a symptom that mobilizes the family to find a solution.
This symptom presents itself in the emotionally weaker part of the familial system and can have multiple forms. For example he/she can present some kind of mental disorder, a psychosomatic illness or even develop an addiction to psychodrastic substances.