I am primarily a consultant in adult psychiatry, but I will see adolescents aged 12-16 for my specialist areas of OCD, BDD or emetophobia but not for other problems. I will see adolescents aged 17 and above for a broader range of problems.
If a patient is aged 11 or younger then I would recommend they are seen by my colleague Dr Trudie Roussow at Stepping Stones. I would also recommned this in an old child if the OCD is in the context of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
There are no private specialist inpatient services for adolescents with OCD/ BDD in the UK that I am aware of.
I recommend seeking a referral from your local Child and Adolescent Mental Service (CAMHS) to Dr Bruce Clarke at the Young Person’s OCD and BDD Specialist Service, at the Michael Rutter Centre, The Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AZ. Tel: 020 3228 5222. They will require a referral from your CAMHS team and cannot accept GP referrals.
OCD and BDD resources for adolescents
I recommend the following books and websites.
Tools to Help You Fight Back!
A CBT Workbook for Young People by Georgina Krebs.