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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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Issues related to professional sport transcend far beyond the world of sport itself. Previous research on the topic of sport and suicide has found that a significant association exists between the success of professional sport teams and the well-being of... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Providentia
They're known as "Toamit Virus Shout-Out" lanyards, which have already been banned across half of Asia. But despite being denounced as ineffectual and potentially dangerous, the lanyards continue to be sold in shops worldwide. The lanyards were even available on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Providentia
A man who treated multiple sex abuse victims while pretending to be a psychologist in Sarasota, Florida, was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by 10 years probation. Phillip Stutzman, 45, pleaded no contest to multiple felony counts of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2021 at Providentia
Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease that is often reported in Africa, Central America, and South-east Asia. Caused by tryptophan and niacin-poor diets, it has also been identified in marginalized individuals in industrial societies (especially homeless, chronic alcoholic, and psychiatric... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2021 at Providentia
The use of social network analysis to study groups of offenders engaged in illicit activities such as drug trafficking and terrorism has grown in popularity over the last three decades. Along with such growth, however, researchers have been confronted with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2021 at Providentia
A Colorado man has been convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse leading to death over the 2012 disappearance of his thirteen-year-old son, Dylan. According to presented testimony, Dylan Redwine was last seen alive on November 18, 2012, arriving for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Providentia
Remembering back to a fascinating case study described in the June 2008 issue of Clinical Neurophysiology. The study concerns a patient who presented visual hallucinations and identification disorders associated with a Capgras syndrome. During his Capgras episodes, the patient not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Providentia
With ageing mental health issues, as age-related cognitive decline, increase. A study recently published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition aims to evaluate the prevalence of cognitive impairment among older European adults and to evaluate its association with clinical... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Providentia
A seventeen-year-old Barcelona resident has been arrested following a brutal attack at a resort in Northern Spain in which he gouged out the eyes of a hotel porter. During what authorities believe to have been a psychotic episode, the unnamed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at Providentia
On May 23, 1901, France's Attorney General received an anonymous letter which said, in part: "Monsieur Attorney General: I have the honor to inform you of an exceptionally serious occurrence. I speak of a spinster who is locked up in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2021 at Providentia
Lilliputian hallucinations concern hallucinated human, animal or fantasy entities of minute size. Having been famously described by the French psychiatrist Raoul Leroy in 1909, who wrote from personal experience, to date they are mentioned almost routinely in textbooks of psychiatry,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Providentia
Police in Massachusetts arrested a man on Monday for allegedly killing his father in a ceremony intended to "purge" him of his alcoholism. In a press statement released by the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. 19-year-old Jack Callahan repeatedly immersed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at Providentia
Resilience is the capacity of complex systems to persist in the face of external perturbations and retain their functional properties and performance. In a new study published in the journal Neuroimage, researchers investigated how individual variations in brain resilience, which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at Providentia
In 1933, C. G. Jung became president of the “Nazified” General Medical Society of Psychotherapy and editor of its publication, the Zentralblatt für Psychotherapie. As a result of his work with the Germans during this turbulent period, Maurice Léon, who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Providentia
Since the recent discovery of nearly a thousand bodies of Indigenous children on the grounds of former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, trauma and health workers are reporting an upsurge in calls from people seeking help for mental... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at Providentia
Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. Though better recognized during his lifetime as an organist than as a composer, his musical skills kept him in demand well into old age. Unfortunately, while he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at Providentia
Whatever else you can say about the Reverend Homer Aubrey Tomlinson, he was definitely a showman. As for his other achievements, real and self-proclaimed, you will have to decide that for yourself... Born in 1892 in Westfield, Indiana, he was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2021 at Providentia
Many countries face major challenges to ensure that their health and social care systems are ready for the growing numbers of older people (OP). As a way of realising ageing in place, assistive technologies such as home‐care robots are expected... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at Providentia
The recent sentencing of two Cameroonian transgender persons to five years in jail for "attempted homosexuality, indecent dressing, and lack of identification papers has sparked outrage from international rights groups. Twenty-three-year-old Njeukam Loic Midrel (Shakiro) and twenty-seven-year-old Mouthe Roland (Patricia)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at Providentia
In 1995, a 14-year boy, Sandy Charles, lured a 7-year old acquaintance into some bushes near their homes in the town of La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan under the pretext of playing a baseball game with him. With the help... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2021 at Providentia
In the cyber era, people interact with others not only face-to-face but also through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Social media addiction has emerged as a problem of global concern, with researchers all over the world conducting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2021 at Providentia
In the autumn of 1572, after a rash of animal attacks in the woods near Dole, France, the local peasants were authorized to seek out the werewolf assumed to be responsible. There were few actual sightings of the animal, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at Providentia
While cases of religious ecstasy are hardly unusual, there are definitely examples that tend to stand out. In 1728, in the Parisian cemetery of St. Medard, a phenomenon began that quickly became the talk of France. Following the burial of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at Providentia
In September 2003, news sources documented numerous accounts of mysterious foreigners (origin and description varying with each retelling) in Khartoum, Sudan who were causing penises to disappear by shaking the hands of their victims in public. Details were rarely consistent,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Providentia
Cyber Dating Abuse includes perpetration of aggressive and controlling behaviours against an intimate partner via technology. Despite the significant physical and psychological outcomes, there is a paucity in research exploring predictors of Cyber Dating Abuse. A study in the journal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Providentia