Membership Benefits

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders offers a wide array of membership levels for professionals, advocates, patients and their families. ISBD also offers reduced rates patients & family members, and professionals in developing countries.

Membership rates are based off World Bank Classifications. To identify your Area Number, click here

 

Professional Membership:

  • Area 1: $150/year
  • Area 2: $200/year
  • Area 3: $250/year

Professional Online Membership:

  • Area 1: $75/year
  • Area 2: $100/year
  • Area 3: Not Available

Trainee Membership

  • All Areas: $150/year

Patient Family Membership

  • All Areas: $35/year

Lifetime Membership:

  • All Areas: One time payment of $3000
 
 

 

 

Overview

 

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Journal

Bipolar Disorders - An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences is the only peer reviewed scientific journal focusing solely on bipolar disorders. The journal is published with eight issues per year and features research of relevance for the basic mechanisms, clinical aspects and treatment of bipolar disorder.

With an impact factor 5.221 and a ranking of 10th out of 126 peer-reviewed psychiatric journals, Bipolar Disorders is the official Journal of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.

Since its inception in 1999, the Journal has made a huge impact on the biological psychiatry community and continues to be a valuable resource for authors and researchers alike.

The journal covers research biochemistry, physiology, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, genetics, brain imaging, epidemiology, phenomenology, clinical aspects, and therapeutics of bipolar disorders.

For more information about the Journal, including aims and scope, author guidelines, and editorial contacts click here.

Print AND online subscriptions to the Journal are included with:

  • Professional Membership
  • Lifetime Membership

Online Only subscriptions to the Journal are included with:

  • Professional Online Membership

Newsletter

The ISBD Global is the Society's quarterly newsletter and a valuable resource for Society news and features of interest to bipolar patients, their families, primary care physicians, and other mental health professionals.

Articles are contributed by members and staff and can feature regional updates from across the world, patient testimonials, life skills, training opportunities, calendar events, and much more.

Click here for a sample issue.

A subscription to the ISBD Global is included with:

  • All Levels of Society Membership

Directory

The ISBD Membership Directory is a wonderful resource to mental health and advocacy professionals across the world. This directory can provide links for research collaboration, patient referrals, and much more.

Access to the Membership Directory is included with:

  • All Levels of Society Membership

Forum

The ISBD Member Forum is a venue in which professionals can discuss research collaboration, local efforts, and interesting topics in the field. Patients can interact with other patients, professionals, or advocacy professionals discussing the topics of their choosing.

Access to the Membership Directory is included with:

  • All Levels of Society Membership

Discounts

ISBD Members are offered discounted registration rates to ISBD Biennial Meetings as well as the International Conferences on Bipolar Disorder, also held biennially in opposing years.

Access to the Membership Directory is included with:

  • All Levels of Society Membership

Elections

The ISBD Board of Councilors is made up of five officers and fifteen supporting Board members each serving two-year terms. To view our current Board of Councilors, click here.

Participation in nominations is included with:

  • All Levels of Society Membership

Voting privileges are included with:

  • Professional Membership
  • Professional Online Membership
  • Lifetime Membership