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Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
I received my doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario in 1987, I spent... Full Bio
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South African Family Murder Becomes Stage Play by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just days after Ellen Pakkies was released from a Cape Town psychiatric hospital where she had spent a month as an inpatient following a nervous breakdown, a play based ... Read on »
Japan Needs to Learn from Chernobyl Lessons by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As Japan slowly copes with  the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as well as the nuclear catastrophe that followed, psychologists warn that the mental health ... Read on »
Can Suicide Bombers be Predicted? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For years, the conventional wisdom among most scholars has been that suicide terrorists are not truly suicidal, and that much like ordinary soldiers they are motivate ... Read on »
Indian Lawmakers Seek Ban on Witch Accusations by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "The villagers, especially the women, call me a witch.  They insult me, torture me, and beat me up.  They wanted me to leave the village.  A couple of days back, the ... Read on »
Suicide Verdict in RCMP Taser Case by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When RCMP officers were called to a house in Langley, British Columbia on on September 30, 2008,  they found Frank Jonathan Frechette acting in a very bizarre fashion.  ... Read on »
Father Found Mentally Ill in Murder of Daughter by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A Las Vegas court has found William Redman guilty of first-degree murder but mentally ill in the 2008 stabbing death of his twelve-year old daughter, Gloria.  The verd ... Read on »
Intimate Partner Violence and African American HIV-positive Women. by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The medical outcomes of women infected with HIV are typically worse than those of HIV-positive men. HIV-positive women report high rates of intimate partner violence, ... Read on »
Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A new study published online in the Lancet presents the results of a comprehensive research project examing the benefits of cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exerc ... Read on »
The Bedridden Activist (Part 2) by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Aside from the health reforms and support for public nursing that were her main causes in life, Florence Nightingale also involved herself in a number of side causes ... Read on »
The Bedridden Activist (Part 1) by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The signing of the Treaty of Paris on March 30, 1856 meant an end to the bloody Crimean War .   It also meant that Florence Nightingale , the legendary "The Lady of the ... Read on »
Sniffing Glue by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Although volatile substance inhalation is prevalent in many contexts and presents a serious threat to public health, this pernicious form of substance misuse remains ... Read on »
Soldier's Disease (Part 2) by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Not only did the demand for morphine create a steady market for the drug, it also created a strong demand for hypodermic needles as well.  The 1897 Sears and Roebuck ... Read on »
U.S. Lawmakers Seeking Psychoactive Bath Salts Ban by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Should certain brands of bath salts be banned as narcotics? Although legal in most jurisdictions, the bath salt packets marketed under brand names such as "Ivory Wa ... Read on »
Counting Suicides by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In a recent editorial by Ian Rockett published in Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, he notes that relatively few countries credibly kee ... Read on »
Surviving the Titanic by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It was a disaster that never should have happened. The RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world with all  the advanced safety features that its ... Read on »
'Psychotic' Afghan Asylum Seeker Embroiled in Foster Child Controversy by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When the Afghan refugee known only as "C.J." was found by British customs officers at the Port of Dover in 2008, he told them that he was only fifteen.  He told officia ... Read on »
Caring for Others by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Lifetime parental caregivers of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) may also become caregivers to other family members. A study published in Rehabilitation Psyc ... Read on »
Arresting Offenders with Serious Mental llness by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A study published in Psychology,Public Policy, and Law examined patterns and correlates of arrest/re-arrests among offenders with a serious mental illness over a 4-yea ... Read on »
When Children Are In Danger by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A study published in a recent issue of Psychology of Violence examines the unique effects of multiple forms of victimization, namely child abuse and neglect (CAN) and ... Read on »
Sleep and Schizophrenia by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A meta-analysis published in a recent issue of Schiizophrenia Bulletin investigated the characteristics of sleep in patients with schizophrenia without neuroleptic tre ... Read on »