- Intended For
Clients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Referral Requirements:
Physician referral required. Please download the form and call your doctor.
- Additional Referral Details
- A referral should be completed by a family physician, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. If the referral is completed by a family physician or nurse practitioner, the psychiatrist needs to be aware, when applicable.
- The completed referral should be faxed along with any pertinent information (e.g., psychiatric reports, lab work) to the ACCESS CAMH fax line: 416 979-6815.
- The referral will be reviewed by Access CAMH intake coordinators, and this may also include a brief telephone screening or request for more information from the referring physicians.
- Services Offered As:
- Program Duration:
Queen Street Site - 100 Stokes Street
- Contact Phone Number:
Access CAMH: 416 535-8501, press 2
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
CAMH's Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services provide outpatient services to clients with mood and anxiety disorders.
Psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapist, psychologist, nurses, psychometrists and researchers staff the program. MAAS is also a training clinic for psychiatry, psychology, social work and occupational therapy graduate students. MAAS is a specialty service providing evidence-based clinical care, education and research. The MAAS interprofessional team offers consultations, time-limited treatment and follow-up. Family members can receive support by contacting Access CAMH. All clients receive a psychiatric consultation. Following this, treatment including medication management recommendations are made back to the referring primary care provider, which may include: group therapy here or elsewhere or participation in one the integrated pathways for bipolar or depressive disorders.
The bipolar and depression pathways offer psychiatric follow-up with pharmacological review as well as psychoeducational and treatment groups. Clients participating in the pathways will learn strategies to monitor their mood and help them with stabilization, symptom identification and management, challenging negative thoughts processes, increasing adaptive coping, interpersonal communication, and relapse prevention. Clients are expected to complete homework to practice and reinforce skills learned in group and apply them to their everyday life.
If suitable, clients may be offered an opportunity to participate in research spanning basic science to direct clinical care.