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Child and Adolescent Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Service

Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People

Phone number:
020 3228 3381
Fax number:
Hospital site:
Maudsley Hospital
The Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People
Maudsley Hospital
De Crespigny Park (off Denmark Hill)
Directorate or department:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Care pathway:
Service Type:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (National and Specialist)
Treatment mode:
This service is for people who live in:
National (Child and Adolescent services)
This is a specialist service, available to people from across the UK.
GPs, consultants, health professionals, referrers, commissioners and members of the public can find comprehensive information about this national service here:


Our service offers assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions, including body dysmorphic disorder, tic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety and habit disorders, including trichotillomania. We also assess and treat OCD related anxiety disorders in young people with a developmental disorder, for example high functioning 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 cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which may involve parents or carers and other family members. Part of the our service is funded by the National Commissioning Group (NCG) for severe, treatment-resistant OCD.

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. We offer treatment as part of a trial to the majority of young people we see. Treatment trials provide the same package of care, but under more controlled protocols.

For more information about our trials and research see:
For our  OCD information website for children and adolescents see:
For the UK charity for OCD, and a source of support and information, see:
For more information about SLaM's national and specialist services see:
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