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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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Service

Maudsley Hospital

Contact information: 

Michael Rutter Centre

De Crespigny Park

Tel: 020 3228 5222



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


This service is part of the OCD, BDD, and Related Disorders Service. See this page for information on Body Dysmorphic Service.

Our service provides assessment and treatment for young people with OCD and related conditions, including BDD, tic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety and habit disorders, such as trichotillomania. We also assess and treat OCD related anxiety disorders in young people with a developmental disorder, e.g. autism spectrum disorders or neurological conditions.

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 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 OCD, BDD and related disorders.

We also offer an extensive programme of training and consultancy in the assessment, treatment and management of different aspects of OCD 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 Please see the referrals page for more information.

To watch a short video clip about our assessment process please click here - password: assessment.