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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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Mefloquine (often sold under the brand name of Lariam) was first developed in the 1970s by the U.S. military as synthetic analogue to quinine. As the drug of choice in treating chloroquine-resistant malaria and as an oral preventive agent, mefloquine... Continue reading
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With the outbreak of hostilities in Europe in 1939, Great Britain's military leaders were well aware that the war with Nazi Germany couldn't be won by force of arms alone. Even as British troops were gearing up for what would... Continue reading
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On August 23, 1973, an escaped felon named Jan Erik Olsson walked into the Kreditbanken in central Stockholm and attempted to rob it at gunpoint. When Stockholm police arrived on the scene, Olsson opened fire and injured one policeman before... Continue reading
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Patience is not just the ability to wait -it's how we behave while we're waiting. Joyce Meyer Waiting can be unbearable, especially when you are fearing the worst. Whether you are sitting in a waiting room and dreading what the... Continue reading
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Cognitive Trauma Therapy for Battered Women (CTT-BW) has been developed to assist women dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms stemming from domestic abuse. A new study published in the journal Psychology of Violence replicates and extends findings from a previous... Continue reading
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Responding to reports of someone in China's Xianyang province, authorities were astonished to discover a 26-year-old man, identified only as "Zhang", locked into a cage outside his family home. The narrow, metal cage had been constructed by his father, 60-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Providentia
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Though French psychologist Alfred Binet is mainly remembered today as the creator of the first true intelligence test, the Binet-Simon Scale (developed with Theodore Simon), his list of accomplishments is far more extensive than that. A pioneer in special education,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Providentia
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The funeral for Joshua Abraham Norton held on January 10, 1880 was a grandiose spectacle. As many as 30,000 mourners made up of people from every level of San Francisco society took part in a funeral cortege that was two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Providentia
Rwanda experienced a ferocious genocide in 1994, with 800,000 people killed in 100 days. It remains a stain on the world’s conscience because the international community failed to intervene. A new article in the journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Providentia
Bullying is still a major problem faced by children and adolescents around the world. While not all bullying victims are willing to come forward, U.S. studies indicate that 28 percent of students in Grades 6 to 12 report experiencing bullying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Providentia
A ten-year-old accused witch has been condemned to spend the next thirty years as the virtual property of a local shrine. The girl, who has not been named by news agencies, was accused of being responsible for defecating in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Providentia
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Continued from Part One In the decades that followed George Stinney's execution, numerous other teenagers would also be executed though George Stinney is still the youngest. His name would crop up in newspaper stories about teenagers being executed but few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Providentia
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It must have been a exciting idea for Saartjie Bartman. Born in 1789 into the Griqua tribe of South Africa's eastern Cape, the Khoisan woman was orphaned in an early raid and was later baptized Saartjie Baartman (her name means... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Providentia
Suicide among U.S. Army soldiers remains a significant concern for both population health and personnel readiness, with firearms constituting the majority of soldier suicides. Means restriction, or removing an at-risk soldier’s access to lethal means, is a well-established procedure for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Providentia
Do negative attitudes about old age make people more vulnerable to serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease? A new report published in the journal Psychology and Aging suggests that it can. Conducted by a team of researchers led by Becca... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Providentia
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How young can a convicted murderer be to be executed? In 1786, twelve-year-old Hannah Ocuish was hanged in Connecticut for the murder of a six-year-old girl while James Arcene, a Cherokee man, was hanged in 1885 for a robbery and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Providentia
Helium gas suicides have increased in England and Wales; easy-to-access descriptions of this method on the Internet may have contributed to this rise. In a new study published in the journal Crisis, researchers investigated the availability of information on using... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Providentia
While incidents of mass shootings at school have led to widespread alarm and calls for greater security in schools across the United States, how safe are they making students in school? Despite high-profile shooting incidents such as the Columbine school... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Providentia
Attorneys for a Seattle-based physician charged with a 2011 double-murder allege that he had committed the crime while suffering from a form of insanity caused by an overdose of a popular cough syrup. Louis Chen, a 43-year-old endocrinologist, had recently... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Providentia
Continued from Part One The inquest into the death of mentalist Washington Irving Bishop that was held on May 18, 1889 focused on a fundamental question: was Bishop still alive when the doctors conducted their autopsy? Of the four doctors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Providentia
A study published in the journal Developmental Psychology sought to identify trajectories of marijuana use in the Seattle Social Development Project (n = 808) sample from age 14 through 30, and to examine the extent to which individuals in these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Providentia
The Internet is everywhere these days. Or at least it seems to be. With over three billion current users (nearly half the world's population) and more likely to come online in the years to come, the prospect of universal Internet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Providentia
The Great Recession which officially began in December 2007 has had a devastating impact on the world's economy. Along with the spectacular collapse of financial markets and mass layoffs, workers in most industries are plagued by job uncertainty and financial... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Providentia
In some parts of Nepal, there are still places where young girls dread the onset of menstruation. According to the tradition known as cchapaudi, menstruating women are considered "unclean" and are forced out of their family home for four or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Providentia