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New Report--Towards a Better Understanding of Women's Mental Health and Its Indicators

The Applied Research and Analysis Directorate is pleased to announce the release of this research project, led by Dr. Cara Tannebaum, of the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.

The objective of this project was to better understand the interplay of factors that influence emotional distress for women versus men, and to better understand gender differences in rates of drug use to treat emotional distress.  The research team hoped to contribute evidence towards the validity of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drug use as a gender-sensitive marker of emotional health for women.

Research in this area is intended to inform community organizations, and provincial and federal policy makers about the kinds of changes that are needed in society to improve emotional health and the well-being for all Canadian women.

To read the research summary, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/sr-sr/finance/hprp-prpms/results-resultats/2006-tannenbaum_e.html.