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About the Contributors

About the Contributors


Hymie Anisman is a Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at Carleton University. His primary research focus concerns the impact of stressors on biological changes, and how these relate to major depressive disorder and other psychiatric illnesses. As well, he has been evaluating the influence of immune activation on neurochemical processes and their relation to psychopathology. His research, which involves both animal and human experimentation, is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Jean-Fran ois Biron works at the Direction for Public Health of the Montreal in the section devoted to the prevention related to games of chance and money. Acting as a consultant for many local actors, he also coordinates two research project aimed at improving treatment for pathological players and at developing innovative initiatives for prevention. He is also one of the authors of a health assessment study, published in 2006, which have had a substantial impact in preventing the construction of a casino in a low socioeconomic neighbourhood. Graham D.I. Barr is a Professor in Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He has
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