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Anti-depressants in pregnancy: is there evidence of benefit? (Webinar)  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41773

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
Hear me, understand me, support me: what young women want you to know about depression  
http://www.camh.net/Publications/Resources_for_Professionals/Validity/validity_eng.pdf

Discusses the fact that when girls hit puberty, they start to experience higher rates of depression than do boys, and this sex difference continues until women hit menopause. Aims to educate not only health care providers treating young women for depression but also teachers, therapists, youth workers, researchers, and others. Includes a section of stories by girls called "In their words—young women’s stories, advice and wisdom".

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Published: 2006
Depression  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S19

Examines depression among women across Canada and finds that this illness affects women almost twice as much as it does men. Finds that there are also differences in incidence among women according to income and education level, stage of life, where they live, whether they are single or married, and many other factors. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: London, UK
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