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Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39462
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42065

This article investigates whether or not there is evidence that antidepressant prescription drugs benefit pregnant women and if that benefit outweighs the potential risks.  Author Jane Shulman refers to Dr. Barbara Mintzes' expertise on the growing trend for doctors to encourage women to continue taking anti-depressants when they get pregnant.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
After birth blues  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shares a conversation with Joan Robertson, a staff person at Post Partum Counselling (PPC) in Vancouver; Differentiates Baby Blues from Post Partum Depression; Discusses women and anger; Women and depression; Child abuse; Changes in relationships postpartum.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Everybody knows someone who...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article explains what dysmenorrhea is. Discusses spectrum of causes. Outlines alternative treatments as well as allopathic treatments.


 

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Published: 1981
Through the medical maze   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article examines one woman's experience with breast cancer. 

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Published: 1984
Under his thumb - teenage battering  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses the problem of violence against young women in dating relationships. Highlights the ways in which experiences of teenage women in abusive relationships are unique and require appropriate attention and resources. 

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Published: 1984
Elderly and able?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article explores the health problems of growing older. Discusses mental health and aging. Challenges for elders without community support. 

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Published: 1987
Looking beyond labels  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article highlights two new and controversial psychiatric classifications.  Discuses the adverse effects these new classifications will have on the way in which women will be seen and treated by mental health professionals in both Canada and the U.S. 

 


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Published: 1988
"dear mr. m"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shares a story of surviving the psychiatric system through letters and personal narrative and reflection.  Discusses women and mental health,  institutionalization, patient-physician relationships and support. 

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Published: 1989
A population at risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

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Published: 1991