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Publication Date: 
Mon, 2013-10-07

Women and psychotropic drugs:

The Marketization of Depression: The Prescribing of SSRI Antidepressants to Women by Janet Currie for Women and Health Protection, 2005 - Looks at the impact of SSRI use among Canadian women. Reviews what is currently known about the benefits and harms caused by SSRIs, as well as both the definition and incidence of depression in women.

Gender and Women’s Mental Health - World Health Organization - Discusses gender disparities and mental health, gender specific risk factors, gender bias and women’s mental health.

Other relevant links:

Categories of Psychiatric Medications: Stanford University

The Canadian OCD Network: What is OCD?

OCD-UK: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

Five Reasons not to take SSRIs: Psychology Today

Selected non-drug therapies for depression or anxiety:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

BeMindfulOnline – Online course from the Mental Health Foundation (UK)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - EMDR Canada

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