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Department of Psychiatry

Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre offers specific expertise in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related "spectrum" disorders, including hoarding, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking and body dysmorphic disorders for anyone over the age of 18. Learn more

Our specialized services are available to meet the needs of people with severely impairing OCD. Our residential program is open to clients from across Canada and the United States. 

We are accepting referrals for all services including; psychiatric consultations, MD to MD consultations on medication and treatment options, and time limited psychiatric care for those who require specialized OCD treatment.

Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic

In order to continue to provide care to our patients, we are offering in-person and virtual [care options] across our services. Where possible, appointments will be held by video or over the phone. While many health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, in some cases your doctor may ask you to visit a hospital or other health-care facility, if necessary, for a physical examination.

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre is continuing to accept referrals. Referral information can be found here.

» Information about group treatment for CBT

Group treatment for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is currently being offered through a web-based model. For those who are not able to participate in this kind of treatment, alternative options will be discussed with each individual.

» Information about our residential and day treatment program

Please be advised that due to COVID, the Thompson Centre’s residential and day treatment programs are currently being offered through a hybrid (in-person and virtual) model. Individuals who have submitted referrals will be contacted to discuss treatment options and eligibility.

» Learn more about virtual care in the Department of Psychiatry

Specialized Services

specialized servicesThe Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre offers specialized services for severe OCD and related disorders in our residential program and day treatment program.

Services for the Local Community

clinical hubOutpatient services available to individuals living in the surrounding Sunnybrook neighbourhood. 


Clinician Resources & Education

clinical hubTo better serve clinicians, we are working on ways to provide you with the resources to help you treat patients with OCD and related disorders.


clinical hubThe Thompson Centre is involved in innovative research to help better diagnose and treat those individuals suffering from OCD and spectrum disorders.

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