ISBD Best Paper of the Year Award

The International Society for Bipolar Disorders recognizes and promotes the most highly regarded manuscripts published in our journal, Bipolar Disorders, each year with the Best Paper of the Year Award. First presented in 2015, the Award reflects the exceptional work of the winners as well as the quality and reputation of the journal. 

In a collaboration between ISBD and Bipolar Disorders, papers are evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the leadership of both organizations under the auspices of the ISBD Awards Committee. The authors of the top three manuscripts—a winner and two runners up—are recognized during the ISBD Awards Ceremony at our annual conference. 

2019 Winners:

1st Place - Neuropsychological effects of multiple mood episodes on bipolar disorder

Logan Borgelt, Stephen M Strakowski, Melissa P DelBello, Wade Weber, James C. Eliassen, Richard A Komoroski, Wen-Jang Chu, Jeffery A Welge, Thomas J Blom, Emily Rummelhoff, Maxwell Tallman, Jing-Huei Lee, Caleb M Adler


2nd Place - Functional outcome assessment in bipolar disorder: A systematic literature review.

Maxine Chen, Heather M. Fitzgerad, Jessica J. Madera, Mauricio Tohen


3rd Place - Differences between unipolar mania and bipolar-I disorder: Evidence from nine epidemiological studies.

Jules Angst, Wulf Rossler, Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Felix Angst, Hans Ulrich Wittchen, Rosalind Lieb, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Eva Asselmann, Kathleen Merikangas, Lihong Cui, Laura H Andrade, Maria C Viana, Femke Lamers, Brenda WJH Penninx, Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso, Karen Jansen, Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza, Ricardo Azevedo da Silva, Flavio Kapzinski, Christoffel Grobler, Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee, Martin Preisig, Caroline L Vandeleur


2018 Winners:

1st Place - Adjunctive probiotic microorganisms to prevent rehospitalization in patients with acute mania: A randomised controlled trial

Faith Dickerson, Maria Adamos, Emily Katsafanas, Sunil Khushalani, Andrea Origoni, Christina Savage, Lucy Schweinfurth, Cassie Stallings, Kevin Sweeney, Joshana Goga, Robert H Yolken


2nd Place - Episode forecasting in bipolar disorder: Is energy better than mood?

Abigail Ortiz, Kamil Bradler, Arend Hintze


3rd Place - Altered frontal-amygdala effective connectivity during effortful emotion regulation in bipolar disorder

Liwen Zhang, Esther M Opmeer, Lisette van der Meer, André Aleman, Branislava Ćurčić‐Blake, Henricus G Ruhé




2017 Winners:

1st Place - Step-wise loss of antidepressant effectiveness with repeated antidepressant trials in bipolar II depression

Jay D Amsterdam, Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Robert J DeRubeis

2nd Place - Blue-blocking glasses as additive treatment for mania: a randomized placebo-controlled trial 

Tone EG Henriksen, Silge Skrede, Ole B Fasmer, Helle Schoeyen, Ieba Leskauskaite, Jeanette Bjorke-Bertheussen, Jorg Assmus, Borge Hamre, Janne Gronli, Anders Lund

3rd Place - Anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of bipolar depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Joshua D Rosenblat, Ron Kakar, Michael Berk, Lars V Kessing, Maj Vinberg, Bernhard T Baune, Rodrigo B Mansur, Elisa Brietzke, Benjamin I Goldstein, Roger S McIntyre

2016 Winners:

1st Place - Celecoxib adjunctive therapy for acute bipolar mania: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Somayeh Arabzadeh, Niusha Ameli, Atefeh Zeinoddini, Farzin Rezaei, Mehdi Farokhnia, Payam Mohammadinejad, Ali Ghaleiha and Shahin Akhondzadeh

2nd Place - Longer lithium exposure is associated with better white matter integrity in older adults with bipolar disorder

Ariel G Gildengers, Meryl A Butters, Howard J Aizenstein, Megan M Marron, James Emanuel, Stewart J Anderson, Lisa A Weissfeld, James T Becker, Oscar L Lopez, Benoit H Mulsant and Charles F Reynolds III

3rd Place - Life expectancy in bipolar disorder

Lars Vedel Kessing, Eleni Vradi and Per Kragh Andersen

2015 Winners:

1st Place - Type and duration of subsyndromal symptoms in youth with bipolar I disorders prior to their first manic episode

Christoph U Correll, Marta Hauser, Julie B Penzner, Andrea M Auther, Vivian Kafantaris, Ema Saito, Doreen Olvet, Ricardo E Carrión, Boris Birmaher, Kiki D Chang, Melissa P DelBello, Manpreet K Singh, Mani Pavuluri and Barbara A Cornblatt

2nd Place -  A five-year follow-up study of neurocognitive functioning in bipolar disorders

José Luis Santos, Ana Aparicio, Alexandra Bagney, Eva María Sánchez-Morla, Roberto Rodríguez-Jiménez, Jorge Mateo and Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Arriero

3rd Place - Polymorphism of circadian clock genes and prophylactic lithium response

Janusz K Rybakowski, Monika Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Sebastian Kliwicki and Joanna Hauser