The work of the Chapters is very important, providing local opportunities for members to:
Click on the map below to find your local chapter and become involved in its activities. If there is not a Chapter in your region and you would be interested in launching one, please contact Jill Olds at Jillo@isbd.org.
Chapter Name: Asociación Argentina Trastornos del Humor (ASATHU): Argentine Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mission: The Argentine Society for Bipolar Disorders defines its goals as:
Chapter Name: Australasian Society for Bipolar & Depressive Disorders, Ltd. (ASBDD)
Chapter Location: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Mission: The purpose of the Society is to become the Australasian forum, and an internationally recognized forum, to foster ongoing collaboration, education, research and advances in the treatment of all aspects of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. The Society is open to the entire spectrum of mental health professionals including basic and clinical researchers, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers, students, trainees, interested lay groups and individuals. ASBDD is affiliated with ISBD.
Chapter Name: Austrian Association of Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Mission: The association, whose activities are not for profit, aims to distribute and publish scientific findings about bipolar disorders ("manic depressive illness"), to physicians, nurses, relatives, patients, and pharmaceutical companies in the form of lectures, seminars, media relations and events and encourage scientific studies of new treatment strategies in bipolar disorder and collaboration and networking with other national and international companies with similar objectives, as well as the physicians, pharmacists, other professional occupations, industries, universities, agencies and bodies.
Chapter Name: Associacao Brasileira de Transtorno Bipolar (ABTB): Brazilian Society for Bipolar
Chapter Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chapter Name: Chilean Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Santiago, Chile
Miguel Prieto, President
Raul Sanchez, Vice-president
Esperanza Habinger, Secretary
Ulises Rios, Treasurer
Seeks to promote education in health professionals and the community about bipolar disorders, in order to favor early diagnosis, the best standard of care based on available evidence and combat stigma.
Chapter Name: Asociación Colombiana de Trastornos del Animo (ACTA):Colombian Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Medellin, Colombia
Mission: The Mood Disorders Colombian Association, the official Colombian Chapter of the ISBD, has as a mission to encourage the development of psychiatry by promoting the study, teaching, difussion and research in mood disorders sciences; and will foster for the integral academical formation and practice of the professionals involved.
Chapter Name: Foundation FondaMental
Chapter Location: Paris, France
Mission: Our aims are to improve care for patients with bipolar disorder in France by improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment (thanks to a dedicated national network of expert centers for bipolar disorder), by disseminating knowledge about bipolar disorder, by fostering education and stimulating research on bipolar disorder.
Chapter Name: ISBD Guatemala
Chapter Location: Guatemala
Mission: To work on research, clinical care and outreach for divulging better knowledge of Bipolar Disorders having as an ultimate goal the improvement of the quality of life of people with bipolar disorders and awareness on general population.
Chapter Name: Society for Advancement of Bipolar Affective Disorder (SABAD)
Chapter Location: Hong Kong
Mission: The objectives of the Society include:
Chapter Name: ISBD Iran
Chapter Location: Tehran, Iran
Chapter Name: Italian Association for Bipolar Disorder
Chapter Location: Milan, Italy
Mission: The association is non-political, non-denominational and non-profit-making. It exists for the exclusive pursuits of scientific objects of social benefit and excludes any commercial activities. Its purpose is to raise public awareness, to train medical and non-medical practitioners in the field of mental health, to support families of patients through education and information, and also to organize scientific studies and functions on topics related to Bipolar Disorders.
Chapter Name: Japanese Bipolar Sub-Committee of the Japanese Society for Mood Disorders
Chapter Location: Tokyo, Japan
Norio Ozaki, President
Mission: The goals of our society are to enhance research and clinical practice in the field of mood disorders and to distribute information on mood disorders to general practice physicians and medical professionals in other disciplines as well as to the general public.
Chapter Name: Capitulo Mexicano de la Sociedad Internacional de Trastornos Bipolares
Chapter Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Chapter Name: Dutch Foundation for Bipolar Disorders (KenBiS)
Chapter Location: Almelo, The Netherlands
Mission: The aims of the foundation are to improve the care for patients with bipolar disorder and their families in the Netherlands; to gather, develop, and disseminate knowledge of bipolar disorders with regard to diagnosis and treatment, improving psychosocial functioning and wellbeing of patients, and to stimulate research on bipolar disorder.
Chapter Name: ISBD Norway
Chapter Location: Bergen, Norway
Mission: To further national collaboration on education and research with an objective to advance the treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders in Norway.
Chapter Name: ISBD Peru
Chapter Location: Lima, Peru
Mission: ISBD Peru main aspiration is to become a scientific society that promotes education and research in the field of bipolar disorders. This includes international collaboration with the ISBD and its chapters. The principal objective of this collaboration is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of bipolar disorders, which will benefit not only those professionals who treat this illness, but also those who suffer it and their families.
Chapter Name: Sociedade Portuguesa para a Doença Bipolar (PSBD):Portuguese Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Portugal
Mission: The purpose of the Society is to promote, among the medical profession, the community, patients, and caretakers, a proper understanding of bipolar disorder and its management via education, scientific research, and collaboration with loval and international professional bodies. The PSBD lists its objectives as follows
Chapter Name: ISBD Korea
Chapter Location: Seoul, South Korea
Chapter Name: Swiss Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Bern, Switzerland
Mission: The association is focused on improvement of treatment of bipolar patients and support of information and research on the pathogenesis and treatment of this disorder.
Chapter Name: Taiwanese Society for Bipolar Disorders
Chapter Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Mission: The mission, goals and objectives of Taiwan Society for Bipolar Disorders:
Chapter Name: The Society for Bipolar Disorders (Turkey)
Chapter Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Chapter Name: ISBD Venezuela
Chapter Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Mission: The Venezuelan Chapter of the ISBD has a number of objectives that are derived from local and regional needs, but also the necessary interaction with other regions, and their opinion leaders:
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