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Under his thumb - teenage battering

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?

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

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"

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
Understanding stigma through a gender lens

Expalins how women and men experience and apply stigma differently.

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Published: 2009
A population at risk

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
In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression

After the death of her partner due to pharma-induced suicide, the author immersed herself in issues of mental health, sustainable activism, big-pharma, and the potential dangers of anti-depressant drugs.

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Published: 2009
The right to grieve: two women talk about their abortions

This article includes a conversation between two women about their abortion experiences. Addresses depression and grief. 

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Published: 1983
Do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?

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
Anti-depressants in pregnancy: is there evidence of benefit? (Webinar)

Online presentation by and discussion with Dr. Barbara Mintzes on what she and colleagues found in a systematic evaluation of all available studies comparing women with depression who did or did not take antidepressants during pregnancy. Their goal was to find an answer to the controversial and urgent clinical question: do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?


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Published: Recorded October 29, 2009