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

Release: Immediate

Participants needed for UI depression study

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Men and women ages 18-65 with moderate to severe depression are invited to take part in a research study at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

UI researchers, led by Russell Noyes, M.D., professor of psychiatry, will test the effectiveness of a new medication for the treatment of depression. Study participants will be asked to take either the drug or a placebo daily for nine weeks. All visits to the UI, lab work, study medication and parking costs will be provided to eligible participants at no charge.

For more information, call Rachel Happel, study coordinator, at (319) 353-4231.

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