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Author's Notes

About the Author

Dr. Avants is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Yale University. She is on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine, specializing in health psychology and addiction research. She has authored over 50 publications on these topics.


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All of the composite images were created by the author using photographs taken by the author. However, four composite images also included portions of stock photographs available at and