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Romeo Vitelli
I'm a psychologist in private practice in Toronto and Hamilton. My first book, The Everything Guide To Overcoming PTSD, will be available this June.
Interests: fencing, websurfing, archaeology, travelling and a whole list of other things i can't recall at the moment., gay/lesbian/bisexal/transgender issues, political arguments
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A former Honors student has pleaded guilty in the October 2015 killing of a Delaware psychiatrist. Christopher Frick, 22, admitted to stabbing 55-year-old Caroline Ekong to death after he broke into her Hockessin, DE home in the middle of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Providentia
History is filled with examples of pseudoscience and quack inventions, often described in glowing terms meant to attract investors. While some of these supposed discoveries were outright scams meant to separate foolish people from their money, others appeared to have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Providentia
It all began with a vision. At least, that's what Edward Arthur Wilson told his followers. Born in Birmingham, England in 1878, Wilson's early life seems to be a mystery. While he drifted from job to job, his chronic health... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Providentia
Studies have indicated that depressive disorders are observed frequently in dentists. It’s suggested that dentists encounter numerous sources of stress in their professional career. We noticed that the noises in dental environments are very unpleasant. The animal modeling studies suggested... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Providentia
With the popularity of recent movies such as The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, there seems to be more interest than ever in "demon hunters", as represented in the films by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Though Ed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Providentia
Long after the end of World War II, persistent rumours continued to be heard that Adolf Hitler had somehow faked his death and was living in hiding while preparing for a Nazi comeback. Certainly, it was true enough that countless... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Providentia
If it ever becomes possible for the dead to sue the living for slander, there aren't many who would have a stronger case than poor Antonio Salieri... Although he was one of the most important Viennese composers of his time,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Providentia
The British Columbia take-home naloxone (BCTHN) program has been in operation since 2012 and has resulted in the successful reversal of over 581 opioid overdoses. A recent study published in the Harm Reduction Journal aims to explore BCTHN program participant... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Providentia
Continued from Part One Alain de Moneys' brutal murder quickly became the most talked-about news story of the year. While episodes of mob violence aimed at wealthy landowners and businessmen were hardly unique, the newspapers played up the bizarre details,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Providentia
A major area of unmet need is the development of strategies to restore neuronal network systems and to recover brain function in patients with neurological disease. The use of cell-based therapies remains an attractive approach, but its application has been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Providentia
In Pakistan, they are known as khwaaja siras while in India they are called hijras. Often rejected by their own families, transgender individuals have long maintained their own communities across Southeast Asia. Led by gurus (teachers), these communities grow by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Providentia
Who should be held responsible when a mob commits murder? While mob violence is hardly uncommon in many parts of the world, the question of who should be charged and what kind of penalty they should receive is always difficult... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Providentia
On June 12, 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. He was killed at the scene after police responded. In a call to 911 during the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Providentia
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects more than one in ten women and is associated with adverse consequences for mother, child and family. Integrating mental health care into maternal health care platforms is proposed as a means of improving access to effective... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Providentia
A 25-year-old woman living in South Korea's Gyeonggi province was decapitated with a kitchen knife on August 19. Police arrested the woman's mother and brother who allege that the victim had been possessed by an evil spirit. The mother, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Providentia
"I was five years old when it happened," says one rape victim. Another describes how she was tortured at home and not allowed to leave the house for any reason. Though their faces are concealed by digital "masks", the pain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Providentia
On November 16, 1940, a crude pipe bomb was found by police in Consolidated Edison's office building in Manhattan. Although the bomb hadn't exploded, a note attached to the bomb threatened further attacks against the company. The second pipe bomb... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Providentia
Examining precursors that will aid in the discovery of individuals who may harm themselves or others has long been a focus of scholarly research. A new research study published in the journal Crisis sets out to determine if it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Providentia
While the potential role of the Zika virus on brain development in fetuses has raised fears among pregnant mothers worldwide, new research suggests certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable as well. A team of researchers at the Rockefeller University... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Providentia
It should have been a routine flight. For the 166 passengers of Japan Airlines Flight 350 scheduled to fly from Fukuoka to Tokyo on February 9, 1982, the possibility that something might go very wrong likely seemed absurd. Not only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Providentia
It was a hard book to find. First published in 1948, Psychological Warfare by Paul Myron Linebarger is still the standard regarding the use of propaganda in warfare. Long out of print (the last edition was published in 1972), the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Providentia
Recent decades have seen a broadening of the definition of family in society at large, but the influence of family structure on offspring is yet to be fully understood. In a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Providentia
Though Pokemon Go has taken much of the world by storm (despite mixed reviews and attempts at making it illegal in many places), religious debates over whether it is evil and dangerous seems to be brewing in many parts of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Providentia
Continued from Part One When William Thomas Stead went on trial for orchestrating the kidnapping of Eliza Armstrong, he had no difficulty responding with the same showmanship that characterized his entire career as a journalist. Though several other people involved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Providentia
Long before sado-masochism received its formal name, there has been the domina (also known as dominatrix). Although the term originally applied to the female head of a nunnery, it has since gained a more modern meaning. According to some sources,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Providentia