The Mood Disorders Clinic (MDC) provides multidisciplinary and multi-modal clinical care and, education for patients with diagnoses of depression or bipolar disorder, as well as families and professionals. Services include psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, treatment recommendations, brief follow-up where appropriate and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. MBCT is an 8-week group-based program that combines the clinical application of mindfulness meditation –a technique that helps to connect with what is happening in the present moment – with the tools of cognitive therapy. It is a relapse prevention program for patients with previous depression who are currently in remission. Where patients are referred back to the referring physician with recommendations, the clinic physicians will function as a back up and resource to the treating physician in the community and a repeat consultation can be requested. Involvement of non-medical clinical staff in treatment plans is designed to best meet the needs of individual patients. If suitable, clients may be offered an opportunity to participate in research spanning basic science to direct patient care. Particular research interests include early intervention and exploring the gene/environment interaction.
Referral Required: Yes, from Family Doctor or Psychiatrist.
Contact: (416) 535-8501, ext. 36868
Contact: MBCT only: (416) 535-8501, ext. 4910
Fax: (416) 260-4208
Location: 100 Stokes Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4