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Depression & work function: bridging the gap between mental health care & the workplace

Discusses how depression is a common and recurrent disorder that causes significant occupational disability. Argues that bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the workplace is crucial if progress is to be made in more effectively managing depression in the workplace.

Antepartum and postpartum depression: healthy mom, healthy baby

Summarizes the epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment of antepartum and postpartum major depression to enable primary care clinicians to recognize and screen for perinatal mood disorders and to initiate the risk-benefit decision-making process used in treatment selection. Also helps identify patient factors that warrant psychiatric consultation.

Published: 2004
Depression toolkit

Presents resources and strategies important for the "self-management" of depression.

Published: 2003
Depression  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/depression

Describes the symptoms of depression and how it can affect a person, physically and mentally. Also looks at treatment options, risk factors, and substance use.

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Published: 2003
Depression, anxiety, alcohol and other drugs  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/dep-anx-sub.pdf

Investigates the interrelationships between mood, anxiety, and use of substances as well as signs to watch out for that may indicate a disorder requiring intervention.

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Published: 2004
The best is yet to be: preventing, detecting, and treating depression in older women  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=2ABBF73D-D567-0B25-5DC480EA8A550EB3

Reviews information about the risk factors for depression in older women, the prevalence of depression in older women, and the concept of minor or subsyndromal depression.

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Published: 2004
Depression: a guide for teens

Talks about the causes and effects of depression, how to get help, treatment options, and coping with depression.

Published: 1999-2004
Incarcerated women and depression: a primer for the primary care provider

Focuses on the role of the community-based primary care provider in assessing, diagnosing, and treating depressed female offenders confined in prisons.

Published: 2004
Depression is a serious problem

Looks at the factors that contribute to the high rate of depression amongst women who are HIV positive, including the effects of anti-HIV drugs. Lists symptoms and treatment options.

Published: 2005
Depression (Spanish)  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/spanish_dep.pdf

Describes, in Spanish, the symptoms of depression and how it can affect a person, physically and mentally. Also looks at treatment options, risk factors, and substance use.

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Published: 2004