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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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Attachment theory provides a powerful framework for understanding individual differences affecting interpersonal relationships and a range of health behavior outcomes. However, no meta-analyses have yet to examine the relationship between adult attachment styles and risky sexual behaviors. A new meta-analysis... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Providentia
An RCMP investigator testifying at an inquest into a 2017 murder-suicide that claimed four lives stated that the tragedy was apparently triggered by a minor truck accident days earlier. Though nobody was injured in the single-vehicle accident that occurred on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Providentia
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While identity theft is often regarded as a modern-day crime, history is filled with famous and not-so famous cases of confidence artists posing as members of royalty or other famous figures, usually as a way of bilking the public. And... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Providentia
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They were probably the most fearsome shock troops Europe had ever known. From the late eighth to the early eleventh century, most Europeans lived in fear of the Vikings who could strike at any point along Europe's coastlines in their... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Providentia
The ‘good life’ is described by philosophers and psychologists as consisting of authentic expression of self, a sense of well-being, and active engagement in life and work. Well-being and employee engagement are outcomes of value in themselves to work organisations,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Providentia
As part of a broad-based project by Alzheimer's Research UK, a million British people over the age of 40 will begin wearing special smartwatches designed to help detect early signs of dementia. Over the three years of the planned study,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Providentia
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Nobody can dispute the fact that Nikola Tesla was a scientific genius. Not only did his patents and technological achievements help form the basis for most modern electrical and magnetic applications (including alternating current, an early x-ray machine, the AC... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2020 at Providentia
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's health was never good. Plagued by headaches most of his life (and being a bit of a hypochondriac as well), his reclusive bachelor lifestyle isolated him from all but his most devoted friends and family members. Nietzsche's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Providentia
Everyday life presents many experiences that can make people feel connected to another and leave them feeling loved. A new study in the journal Personality and Individual Differences outlined two ecological momentary assessment studies (N = 52 and N =... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Providentia
It must have seemed like a good idea at ... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Providentia
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He could often be seen leaving his mother's Greenwich Village apartment, dressed either in a bathrobe and pajamas, or in a windbreaker and shabby trousers, but the sight of the two bodyguards accompanying Vincent Gigante at all times, ensured that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Providentia
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When Galileo first reported on his careful observations of the Moon's surface using the newly developed telescope, fellow astronomers were astonished to learn that the Moon had geographical features that seemed to match the ones on Earth. Along with mountains,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at Providentia
Psychopathic traits and heroic behaviors seem to display atypical relationships. Some have argued that fearless temperament could underlie both psychopathic and heroic dispositions. However, the relative contribution of narcissism and identity threat has received little attention in explaining these behaviors.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Providentia
Can proximity to major roads or highways, not to mention increased exposure to air pollution, make people more vulnerable to a wide range neurological disorders, including dementia? A new research study released by the University of British Columbia suggests that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Providentia
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Throughout much of history (but especially during the 18th and 19th centuries), medical doctors were often at a loss when dealing with "women's issues", i.e., physical or psychological problems affecting female patients that had no obvious explanation. Whether these patients... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Providentia
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William Miller was never your typical doomsday prophet. Born in Massachusetts in 1782, he was the son of a captain who had served in the American Revolution and spent most of his early life in Washington County, New York. Despite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Providentia
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“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” While the famous lines by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Providentia
Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (atDCS) has demonstrated beneficial effects in the language domain for both healthy and brain damaged individuals. A new study published in the Journal of Neurolinguistics provides evidence for the efficacy of atDCS in improvement of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at Providentia
While dementia can occur in any family, a new study recently published in the journal Clinical Epidemiology suggests that significant racial differences exist in terms of quality of care that dementia patients receive. A team of researchers at University College... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Providentia
816 was a very bad year. Across the entire Northern hemisphere, what would become known as The Year Without A Summer led to massive food shortages due to the overall drop in temperatures and the failure of food crops. Beginning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2020 at Providentia
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One of my favourite I Love Lucy scenes features Lucy going door to door pretending to be taking a public opinion poll. At one door, the woman answering looks at Lucy with suspicion and asks, "Your name isn't Kinsey, is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Providentia
Many researchers have concluded that early parental loss during childhood is a risk factor for depression in late life of adults; however others didn't find any association. A new systematic review published in the Journal of Affective Disorders assessed whether... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at Providentia
Facing concerns about the spiralling cost of full-time care for patients with dementia, many families in the United Kingdom are sending them to Thailand, instead. In what has become a small, but growing trend, Thailand, which already has a booming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at Providentia
It began with a suspicious death on April 16, 1906. The dead woman was Leona Krembs Muenter, wife of Harvard lecturer, Erich Muenter. Muenter, who received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1899 was described as a tall,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at Providentia
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Sex education is still a controversial subject today in many parts of the world, Even in supposedly liberal societies, the amount of information provided to children on sexual development and birth control can spark protests by conservative groups worrying about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at Providentia