CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: March 3, 1999
Participants invited to join UI study of manic depressive illness
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Men and women age 18 and older who have manic depressive
illness, and who also have a brother or sister with this condition, are
invited to participate in a family study of manic depressive illness at
the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Manic depressive illness also is referred to as bipolar disorder. The
study, led by William Coryell, M.D., UI professor of psychiatry, is part
of a larger project funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.
The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals
to develop manic depressive illness. This study may ultimately lead to
earlier detection and improved treatment for this disorder.
For more information, contact project coordinator Carolyn Turvey, Ph.D.,
toll-free at 1-888-850-8531.