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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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In a harrowing incident that seems straight out of a horror movie, Colin Czech, 29,was arrested following a gruesome murder in Las Vegas in which he was caught eating parts of his victim’s face. Occurring at a bus stop along... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2024 at Providentia
A new survey out says 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Which is interesting because, in a related survey, 100 percent of smartphones say they own an American. —Jimmy Fallon In the digital age, the way we connect with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2024 at Providentia
In a shocking case from Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Stephanie Russell, a 52-year-old pediatrician, is facing trial after being arrested in 2022 for a bizarre murder plot directed at her husband. ,Along with asking staff members to help kill her husband,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2024 at Providentia
In a horrifying incident from Yunlin, Taiwan, a young man's life was tragically cut short following a harrowing ordeal intended to cure his mental illness. On December 2 of last year, a family, driven by belief in the need to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at Providentia
The case of Robert Charnock, accused of murdering his neighbor Kenneth Wallis, presents a complex intersection of mental illness and criminal responsibility. This trial, unfolding in London, delves into the intricate and often misunderstood relationship between psychiatric disorders and criminal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at Providentia
The case of Robert Charnock, accused of murdering his neighbor Kenneth Wallis, presents a complex intersection of mental illness and criminal responsibility. This trial, unfolding in London, delves into the intricate and often misunderstood relationship between psychiatric disorders and criminal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at Providentia
In August 1969, a string of violent murders stunned the entire world. Charles Manson, whose name has since become synonymous with cult-led violence, was the mastermind behind the infamous "Tate-LaBianca" killings. The first killing occurred on the night of August... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2023 at Providentia
The serene landscapes of Hawaii belie the recent tragedy that unfolded at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, where a stark reminder of the challenges facing forensic psychiatric care emerged. On a seemingly ordinary Monday evening, the hospital community was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2023 at Providentia
The serene landscapes of Hawaii belie the recent tragedy that unfolded at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, where a stark reminder of the challenges facing forensic psychiatric care emerged. On a seemingly ordinary Monday evening, the hospital community was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2023 at Providentia
A former head of a memory-loss clinic and her husband, a physician, found themselves at the heart of a serious scandal that not only tricked scores of people but also rocked the foundation of the medical community in Toledo, Ohio.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2023 at Providentia
In the huge universe of movie tales, how often do we see female characters talking about something other than men? This inquiry goes beyond simple film interest and touches on larger cultural conventions and gender roles. In a challenging new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2023 at Providentia
In a recent groundbreaking study, a team of Dutch researchers explored the integration of technology into aggression regulation therapy for forensic psychiatric outpatients, marking a significant stride towards modernized mental health interventions in legal settings. The study honed in on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2023 at Providentia
People everywhere have a fundamental inclination to form close, lasting relationships, especially romantic (and often monogamous) ones. Unfortunately, the occurrence of infidelity within these connections can be just as widespread. A recently published study by Menelaos Apostolou and Nikolaos Pediaditakis... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2023 at Providentia
In recent times, the field of psychology has been aflutter with groundbreaking revelations, particularly concerning the intertwining of mental and physical health. Two studies, each unique yet complementary, shed light on this intricate relationship. A study spearheaded by the University... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2023 at Providentia
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Welcome to the third volume in my true crime series. As with the first two volumes, I’ve returned to the realm where reality is stranger than fiction and finding justice often seems hopeless. The only true certainty seems to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2023 at Providentia
The mention of Alzheimer's disease (AD) often sends shivers down people's spines. This debilitating condition affects cognitive function, erodes memory, and can alter our very essence. Even for those without symptoms, the emotional and financial toll of caring for affected... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2023 at Providentia
In the medical field, acceptance of all patients should be standard practice. Recently, however, research published under the title "Breaking Barriers and Fostering Trust: Insights into LGBTQ+ Experiences in Healthcare" helped to illuminate the problems that the LGBTQ+ population has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2023 at Providentia
On January 6, 2021, an event unfolded that would etch itself into the annals of American history. The U.S. Capitol, a symbol of democracy, was stormed by a crowd of individuals, an event now known as the January 6th Insurrection.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2023 at Providentia
In a world where dementia is a growing concern, any breakthrough that could potentially delay its onset is worth our attention. One such revelation has recently come to light, and it's all about the connection between hearing aids and dementia.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2023 at Providentia
The label 'schizophrenia' has been steeped in stigma for a long time, leading to distress and misunderstanding among those diagnosed with the mental disorder. Many individuals, such as Linda Larson, who received her diagnosis as a teenager, have been striving... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2023 at Providentia
In the field of cognitive science, there has been a lot of research on how exercise affects brain activity. The benefits of regular physical activity on our cognitive abilities have been the subject of numerous studies, and the most recent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2023 at Providentia
Imagine being caught in a revolving door, one that leads you from the streets to the prison cell and back again, with no real hope of escape. For many individuals with serious mental illnesses, this isn't just a metaphor -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2023 at Providentia
In the world of dementia, the loss of verbal communication can create a chasm between patients and their caregivers. The ability to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences dwindles over time, causing frustration and sadness. But what if there was a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2023 at Providentia
Objectivity is crucial in the search for justice. However, new research sheds light on an insidious type of racism that permeates the American justice system: The racial assumptions attached to "ethnic" names. Implicit biases may play a role in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2023 at Providentia
tertainment, captivating readers with their larger-than-life characters and extraordinary storylines. However, have you ever stopped to consider the portrayal of these characters' bodies and the impact they may have on our perceptions of beauty and attractiveness? A study, recently published... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2023 at Providentia