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The Perfect Paranoia

A synthetic professional observation of the psychological phenomenon driving the anti-vaxxer movement.

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Driven not to see

Mariateresa Fichele

COVID and vaccines can be considered "the perfect paranoia:" The delirium that's swept through those with an internal conflict between the ego and the outside world, just waiting for the right issue to spark their persecutory delusions.

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A Newborn Dies, A Mother's Blame

Our Neapolitan psychiatrist reacts to the public blame directed at an exhausted Italian mother, after she fell asleep while breastfeeding her newborn son at a Rome hospital .

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They say that childbirth is, and must necessarily be, the most beautiful thing in the world.

So beautiful that it justifies all the hardships a mother must endure, without complaining or expecting relief from the pain. So beautiful that after it has happened, you are not even allowed to rest because you have to keep the baby with you to breastfeed.

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