CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Sept. 28, 2001
Participants invited to join UI family study of manic-depressive illness
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Individuals who have manic-depressive illness -- also
known as bipolar disorder -- who also have a brother or sister with this condition
are invited to participate in a research study conducted at the University
The study is part of a larger project funded by the National Institutes
of Mental Health to identify the genes that predispose individuals to develop
manic-depressive illness. The study may ultimately lead to earlier detection
and improved treatment for this disorder.
No travel is required to take part in the study. Compensation is provided.
For more information, call toll-free (888) 850-8531.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.