CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: July 1, 1999
Participants invited to join UI study of manic depressive
NOTE TO EDITORS: UI researchers are still seeking participants
for this study. This news release was first distributed on March 3.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Men and women age 18 and older
who have manic depressive illness, and who also have a brother or sister with
this condition, are invited to participate in a family study of manic depressive
illness at the University of Iowa.
Manic depressive illness also is referred to as bipolar
disorder. The study, led by William Coryell, M.D., UI professor of psychiatry,
is part of a larger project funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.
The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals to
develop manic depressive illness. This study may ultimately lead to earlier
detection and improved treatment for this disorder.
For more information, contact project coordinator
Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D., toll-free at 1-888-850-8531.