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Release: June 7, 2001

Participants invited to join UI study of manic-depressive illness

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Individuals age 18 and older with manic-depressive illness -- also known as bipolar disorder -- who also have a sibling with this condition are invited to participate in a research study conducted at the University of Iowa.

The study is part of an effort by the National Institutes of Mental Health to identify the genes that cause bipolar disorder. The study may ultimately lead to earlier detection and better treatments for this illness.

No travel is required to take part in the study. Compensation is provided. For more information, call toll-free (888) 850-8531.

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