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Few self-exclusion programs have been evaluated and their long-term impact remains unknown. This study has two main goals: (1) to assess changes in gambling behaviour and gambling problems for self-excluded patrons, and (2) to follow self-excluded gamblers for a two-year period (during and after the self-exclusion period). Individuals who excluded(More)
Intolerance of uncertainty has been identified as an important variable related to worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) [Dugas, M. J., Gagnon, F., Ladouceur, R., & Freeston, M. H. (1998). Generalized anxiety disorder: a preliminary test of a conceptual model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36, 215-226; Ladouceur, R., Dugas, M. J., Freeston, M. H.,(More)
Studies aiming to better understand worry have neglected children and adolescents. This constitutes an important limitation considering that excessive worry is frequent among adolescents and that patients suffering from excessive worries associate the beginning of their disorder with adolescence. This study evaluates the cognitive variables associated with(More)
Sodium carboxymethyl high amylose starch, CMHAS(Na), with a DS up to 1.74 were synthesized in non-aqueous medium (with yields as high as 72%) in order to investigate the influence of the degree of substitution (DS) on physical and drug release properties. The CMHAS(Na) was converted to protonated form, CMHAS(H), by acid treatment. The DS and conversion of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of drying methods and low range of degrees of substitution (DS) on the structural, physicochemical, and drug-release properties of carboxymethyl high-amylose starch (CMS). CMS with three DS of 0.03, 0.14, and 0.25 was synthesized and dried by either solvent precipitation (SP), spray drying (SD), or(More)
This study evaluated the specific effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) combined with medication tapering for benzodiazepine discontinuation among generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients by using a nonspecific therapy control group. Sixty-one patients who had used benzodiazepines for more than 12 months were randomly assigned to the(More)
UNLABELLED Excessive worry, which is the central feature of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), is recognized as an important clinical phenomenon with many negative consequences on people's health. For example, studies report that excessive worry is associated with higher frequencies of work absenteeism and medical consultations, increased risk of other(More)
Campylobacteriosis is a leading cause of acute bacterial gastroenteritis. An ecological study was undertaken to explore the association between environmental characteristics and incidence of campylobacteriosis in relation to four age groups and two seasonal periods. A multi-level Poisson regression model was used for modelling at the municipal level. High(More)
Intolerance of uncertainty represents an important risk factor for development of anxiety disorders. However, few measures have been developed in order to evaluate this construct. Four studies were conducted in order to validate a new instrument evaluating intolerance of uncertainty: the Intolerance of Uncertainty Inventory (IUI). The first study described(More)
Carbamazepine microparticles were produced by the rapid expansion of supercritical carbon dioxide solutions (RESS) method. The characteristics of the resulting particles were studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and image analysis. X-ray diffractograms and SEM(More)