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Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit

About the Unit

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Location

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Main Pavillion – 9th Floor, Room 325

Hours & Contact

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 6508
Fax: 416 603 5368
Administrative Assistant: Bernadette Defreitas
Email: bernadette.defreitas@uhn.ca

What We Do

We provide assessment, medication recommendations and care for adults 18 to 65 years old with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. We provide recommendations related to medications. Our unit does not provide psychotherapy or ​counseling.

Patients and their families will meet with one of our psychiatrists for a consultation. Your appointment will include a comprehensive assessment. Our goal is to determine a diagnosis and a treatment plan that will help to:

  • Improve or eliminate your symptoms
  • Promote your recovery
  • Enable you to return to work
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Reduce your risk of having a recurrence of your illness

We also help you and your family learn about the causes of mood disorders and ways to treat, manage and prevent mood disorders and commonly encountered co-occurring conditions.

In some cases, you may be able to participate in clinical research studies. ​​

 Health Information

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