Depression and Bipolar Clinic

Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: CAMHS Outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, GPs, GP consortia

Key areas: Bipolar disorder, depression, seasonal affective disorder

Overview

Our clinic provides a service for young people whose primary problem is a mood disorder. This includes young people presenting with a first episode of depression, chronic and severe treatment-resistant depression, seasonal affective disorder, chronic and physically ill young people who develop depression, and complex diagnostic issues involving mood and bipolar disorders.

We offer multidisciplinary assessment and evidence-based treatment, including CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents (IPT-A), family therapy and medication. We also offer diagnostic consultation and second opinions for complex presentations.

Our clinic is committed to undertaking research and training in mood disorders of young people and has close ties to the Biomedical Research Centre, the Academic Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. As our clinic is based in a teaching and research-oriented hospital, trainee professionals may be involved in assessment and treatment. Also, parents and young people may be invited to participate in special research projects or clinical trials.

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