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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 (All memberships are online only):

  • Areas 1 & 2: $175/year
  • Area 3: $300/year

 Early Career Membership (Provided to those within the first three years immediately following program completion)

  • Areas 1 & 2: $75/year
  • Area 3: $100/year

 Trainee Membership

  • All Areas: $50/year

Friends Membership

  • All Areas: $25/year

Lifetime Membership:

  • All Areas: One time payment of $3000




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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.

Online subscriptions to the Journal are included with:

  • Professional Membership
  • Lifetime Membership


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


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


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


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


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
  • Lifetime Membership