Mission Statement

The Society aims to become the internationally recognized forum to foster ongoing international collaboration on education and research with an objective to advance the treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders, resulting in improvements in outcomes/quality of life for those with bipolar disorder and their significant others.

The Society is open to the entire spectrum of mental healthcare professionals including basic and clinical researchers, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers, students, trainees, and interested lay groups and individuals.


The strategic objectives of the Society are

  • The creation of collaborative networks among mental health professionals interested in mood disorders including the development and maintenance of national and regional affiliated societies.
  • The promotion of good clinical practice in mood disorders through clinical guidance, position statements, international standards and training/educational materials.
  • The fostering of research in all aspects of mood disorders by promoting collaboration and highlighting research priorities through position statements and setting international standards.
  • The dissemination of information, research findings and clinical updates on mood disorders by organizing relevant meetings or conferences or contributing to relevant international and regional conferences.
  • The support of the Society’s International peer-reviewed Journals.
  • The promotion of awareness of mood disorders in society at large through public engagement activities and activities relating to mental health policy.
  • The support of patient and career initiatives in mood disorders through the activities of the Society individually and in collaboration with established organizations and advocacy groups.