Effect Of A Dietary Lifestyle On Children With Persistent Depressive Disorder

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To reiterate, for our study, we aimed to compare the effects that a pescetarian dietary lifestyle would have on those diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder and the effect drug ingestion would have on those afflicted by the same mood disorder; mainly focusing on their degree of recovery from said mood disorder. We would perform this study by using a sample size of 600 volunteers, whom we would recruit from local clinics and universities on a volunteer basis. Additionally, this study would be conducted concurrently in 3 different locations; Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City, all with the same sample size of 600 volunteers each. The reason for the choice of these three cities is that while they are extremely dense with a large population, they also provide a large variety in the race and ethnicity of its population, allowing our study to be as diverse as possible. We would aim to recruit 200 participants, who have decided to treat their illness in a homeopathic manner, involving a pescetarian diet, 200 that are beginning a treatment involving the drug Zoloft, and 200 that experience no symptoms of clinical depression, as a control. Table 1 has been constructed to better illustrate the division of the sample groups. These numbers would be split in half, allowing a 1:1 ratio of men to women so as to eliminate any sort of gender bias this study could have. The age of the participants we would look for would be in a range of 45-64 years; this range was selected…

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