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National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital

Contact information:

Michael Rutter Centre
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AZ

Tel: 020 3228 5222

Email:
ocdbdd.camhs@slam.nhs.uk

Mode:
Outpatient, inpatient, outreach

Referrals are accepted from:
CAMHS clinicians such as psychiatrists, paediatricians, psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapists, mental health professionals. GP and private clinicians can refer to our service but referrals will need a supporting letter from a CAMHS clinician.

Key areas: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, habit disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania.



Overview

This service is part of the OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service. See here for information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Service.

Our service provides assessment and treatment for young people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

We provide a range of evidence-based care packages, tailored to meet the needs of the young person and their parents or carers.

Many of the young people we see are offered individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which may involve parents or carers and other family members.

We have an active research programme and are committed to increasing knowledge and understanding of the disorders we treat, and developing our treatments to help improve the outcomes for young people with BDD.

We also offer an extensive programme of training and consultancy in the assessment, treatment and management of different aspects of BDD through seminars, workshops, individual case supervision and research project supervision.

The referral process

Families, GPs and referrers are welcome to contact us for information. Written referrals should usually come from the local child and adolescent mental health team (CAMHS). We are unable to accept GP referral unless supported by the local CAMHS. Please see the referrals page for more information.

Watch a short video clip about our assessment process - password: assessment