Google Geocoding API with a Database and Visualization on Google Maps

Today I will use the Google Geocoding API with a database, and visualize the mapping data on Google Maps. In this project, I have a list of university names with no location information, and I will proceed to add location coordinates to the universities using the Google Geocoding API, load those university names with location…

Webcrawl and Pagerank of a Website

Today, I will demonstrate a webcrawl and pagerank of a website. For the parser, I’m using a python code, spider.py, which incorporates BeautifulSoup, a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. I’ll limit the amount of pages to crawl to 100, and will crawl the website AnxietyBoss.com, a leading website for anxiety,…

A Tour of Data Science Educational Programs

In my quest to become a data scientist, I have embarked on a series of educational journeys, which have included both formal, in-school, educational forums and self-learning, self-paced MOOCS (massive open online courses). Let me start at the beginning of my path to getting an education and training in data science. Business Intelligence Analytics Advanced…

Why Coding is Important for Data Scientists

As a Data Scientist in training, much of my orientation to the field has been about what skills are needed to become one. In my research and exposure to the field of data science, the knowledge, experience, and skillsets that data scientists have are domain expertise, computer science, and statistics. It appears that the most successful…

Analysis of Lottery Draws Between 2009 and 2017

This project entails the analysis of a dataset of historical lottery draws between 2009 and 2017 inclusive, scraped from the website of a lottery by my colleague, Gregory Horne. We had a question whether the winning numbers could be predicted, based on past draws, but needed to know if the winning numbers clustered, or were…

Preface to “Anxiety Protocol”

There’s a quiet revolution occurring in psychiatry. The mental illness burden is felt worldwide, yet psychiatry has not been able to help millions of people who suffer from mental illness, as access to psychiatry and mental health services is at a crisis (Fields and Corbett-Dooren, 2014). Psychiatry is fast becoming trivialized due to its inability…

Book Review: Anxiety Protocol

Anxiety Protocol, The Foundation: Understanding Anxiety, Author: Carlo Carandang, MD Book Reviewer: Sheik Hosenbocus, MD A large and ever growing number of people suffer daily from the debilitating effects of anxiety affecting their quality of life. A majority suffers in silence. Without the appropriate tools and in their attempts to cope, they often resort to…

My Review Of KalmPro

Anxiety affects millions of people, but not everyone with anxiety needs prescription medications. Prescription medications for anxiety include antidepressants and benzodiazepines. However, antidepressants and benzodiazepines have multiple, significant side effects, and are expensive. Indeed, a recent study has questioned the efficacy of antidepressants for anxiety, as their effect may have been overestimated due to publication…

What Treatments Help For Treatment Resistant Depression?

Treatment resistant depression (TRD), also known as treatment refractory depression, is defined as failure to respond to 1st and 2nd line treatments. The first question to consider is if the diagnosis of major depressive disorder is correct. It may be a misdiagnosis, and may be the reason for the lack of response to treatment. For…

So You Want To Be A Psychiatrist

If you are considering a career as a psychiatrist, these are important and exciting times for the profession, as it tries to figure out the neurobiological underpinnings of mental illness. Currently, clinical psychiatry does not have objective, biological tests to help confirm mental illness. Rather, mental illness is diagnosed based on history and clinical presentation….