OCD/BDD Program, Priory North Hospital, London UK
The OCD/ BDD program at the Priory North London has been running for over 10 years. The medical director is Professor David Veale, Consultant Psychiatrist specializing in CBT. He has co-authored self-help books (for example Overcoming OCD and Overcoming Body Image problems) and a professional treatment manual for BDD. He has published scientific and teaching articles in OCD, BDD and emetophobia. He is an accredited cognitive behavior therapist. The team includes three Clinical Psychologists and accredited therapists and a Nurse and assistant therapist for OCD/BDD patients.
This is a national specialist service in the UK and most of the patients have severe treatment refractory conditions. There is separate ward for Adolescents and one for Adults. Both are general psychiatric wards but at any one time there are usually 4-6 adults and 2-3 adolescents with OCD or BDD under the team.