CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
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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UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.