Alison Palkhivala is an award-winning writer and journalist specializing in lifestyle, nutrition, health, and medicine. She has authored the Belvoir special report Overcoming Depression and the University Health News book Positive Thinking and has contributed many articles about coping with mental illness and living a healthy, positive life. She has worked as a blogger for Good Days about coping with chronic illness, and she helps doctors stay up-to-date on the latest findings in medicine for Elsevier’s PracticeUpdate. Alison is a member of both the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). She is also studying Clinical Epidemiology part-time at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She lives in Montreal, Canada with her husband and two children.