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CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: david-pedersen@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

(RADIO PSA EDITORS: This public service announcement regarding a research study being conducted at the University of Iowa College of Medicine was originally sent on 6/26/97. It may be used anytime THROUGH SEPT. 30, 1997.)

FAMILIES WITH THREE OR MORE MEMBERS WHO EXPERIENCE PANIC ATTACKS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE STUDY LOOKING AT THE GENETIC CAUSES OF PANIC DISORDER. PANIC DISORDER IS A CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY REPEATED, UNPROVOKED BOUTS OF ANXIETY OR TERROR THAT OCCUR FOR NO APPARENT REASON. UI RESEARCHERS WILL INTERVIEW FAMILIES AT HOME AND COLLECT SMALL BLOOD SAMPLES TO HELP FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS DISEASE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (319) 353-4347.

FAMILIES WITH MEMBERS WHO EXPERIENCE PANIC ATTACKS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STUDY ON PANIC DISORDER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (319) 353-4347.

8/6/97