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Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/womenMentalHealth.pdf

Provides information about issues in women’s mental health, illness and addictions, such as women-centred care, trauma and violence, depression, and more, and makes recommendations for the next steps.

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Published: 2006
The stories of women living with depression project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving8.pdf

Provides summary findings of a research project examining the recovery and coping skills of low-income women at risk or experiecing depression.

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Published: 2000
Depression  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S19

Reviews the prevalence of depression in Canada, possible risk factors and therapeutic interventions. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
Depression in adolescent girls: screening and treatment strategies for primary care providers  
http://amwa-doc.org

Demonstrates that adolescent girls are at a higher risk of depression than boys are, and that depression is of particular concern in pregnant and postpartum adolescents because of the potential impact on the infant. Argues that primary care providers (PCPs) should routinely screen adolescent girls for depression and consider depression in their differential diagnoses of somatic complaints.

 

This can only be found in abstract online.

 

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Published: 2004
A literature review on depression among women: focusing on Ontario

Reports on the epidemiology of depression among women in Ontario. Identifies those women at highest risk for depression and their barriers to care.

Published: 2006
Depression and manic depression (Bipolar Disorder)  
http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=4-41-191&lang=1

Lists the symptoms of depressive illness and manic depression. Explores its causes, duration, recurrence, and treatment. Gives information on how family and friends can help.

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Published: 1993
A psychosocial understanding of depression in women: for the primary care physician  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=2A567779-D567-0B25-57A1085F3A5DEBC2

Provides an understanding of the risks of depression in women, with a focus on the psychosocial factors. Describes some tools for screening depression in the primary care setting.

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Published: 2004
The marketization of depression: the prescribing of SSRI antidepressants to women  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/SSRIs.pdf

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.

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Published: 2005
Major depression

Describes major or clinical depression in the context of prenatal and postpartum health. Examines the incidence of major depression in pregnant and postpartum women, risk factors, signs and symptoms, reasons for seeking treatment, and treatment options, including social, psychological, and biological approaches.

Women  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/4.pdf

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Published: 2004