CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
EDITORS: Participants are still needed for this study. This release
was last distributed in February.
UI researchers seeking participants for panic disorder study
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa College of Medicine researchers
are interested in talking to families whose members experience panic disorder.
UI researchers will conduct interviews and collect small blood samples
from families who have three or more members with panic disorder. The interviews,
which last about an hour and are conducted at the families' homes, are
meant to gather information about each person's panic attacks and the factors
that may cause them. The interviews help researchers confirm which persons
in a family have panic disorder and which do not.
The researchers hope that by studying family members with panic disorder
they will move closer toward identifying the gene or group of genes responsible
for the condition.
Families with three or more members experiencing panic disorder are
invited to take part in the UI study. For more information, call (319)