People with anxiety disorders are being sought for treatment-oriented research at the Mood Disorders Clinic at the University of Utah Medical School's Psychiatry Department,
Dr. Frederick W. Reimherr, assistant professor of psychiatry and clinic director, said the three-month study will use medications to treat symptoms of anxiety.Panic attacks can be accompanied by agoraphobia, a disorder marked by overwhelming anxiety about traveling away from home and fear of being in a large open space.
Researchers are seeking people who experience a minimum of one major and one minor panic attack per week.
Some participants in the study will be given medications, while others will receive a placebo. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Medications and associated costs of the study are free.
For information, call the clinic at 581-8806.