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Department of Psychiatry

Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Virtual care is being offered to help continue care for most patients. Where possible, appointments will be held by video or over the phone. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but 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, however, there may be delays in processing and responding.

» Information about group treatment for CBT

Group treatment for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shifted to a web-based model, and alternative options will be offered for those who are not able to participate. 

Spring CBT groups scheduled for May have not been cancelled, however, as the situation is rapidly evolving, this may change in the coming weeks. Please check back frequently for updates.

» Information about our residential and day treatment program

Please be advised that the Thompson Centre’s residential and day treatment program has shifted to a web-based model until further notice. People with pending admissions for the spring will be contacted directly to discuss potential changes to admission dates.

» Learn more about virtual care in the Department of Psychiatry

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.

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.