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Release: April 23, 2002

Participants invited to join UI family study of manic-depressive illness

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 being conducted at the University of Iowa.

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.

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