CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
EDITORS: This is an abbreviated version of a news release distributed
UI researchers seeking additional participants for panic disorder
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa College of Medicine researchers
involved in a study on panic disorder are interested in talking to additional
families whose members experience the condition.
UI researchers will conduct interviews and collect small blood samples
from families who have three or more members with panic disorder. The interviews,
which last about an hour and are conducted at the families' homes, are
meant to gather information about each person's panic attacks and the factors
that may cause them. The interviews help researchers confirm which persons
in a family have panic disorder and which do not.
The researchers hope that by studying family members with panic disorder,
they will move closer toward identifying the gene or group of genes responsible
for the condition.
Families with three or more members experiencing panic disorder are
invited to take part in the UI study. For more information, call (319)