ISAD International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) exists to promote research into the affective disorders through all relevant scientific disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience and the social and behavioural sciences. Inter-disciplinary research approaches are particularly highly valued by the society.

Although the affective disorders are not a clearly delineated group of illnesses they include unipolar and bipolar depression, generalised anxiety disorder, and more specific anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, panic disorder and social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There is a high level of similarity and co-morbidity between these illnesses and it is sensible to consider them as a single group.

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ISAD Fellows are able to post their own peer-reviewed publications and notices on the Society website, find out about the latest research and communicate with other professionals in an online message forum within a secure members area.

Directors of ISAD

President Prof Allan Young, Immediate Past President Prof Sidney Kennedy, Treasurer Prof Antony Cleare and Company Secretary Dr Sagar Parikh with Dr Roger Pinder, Dr Henricus Ruhe, Prof Kathleen Merikangas, Prof Jan Scott, Prof Mohammad Alsuwaidan and Prof Mark Frye.

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ISAD Conference London 2017

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ISAD London 2017 - 6th & 7th of July 2017
Perspectives on Mood & Anxiety Disorders

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Join us at King’s College London for ISAD London 2017 a meeting of The International Society of Affective Disorders, 6th & 7th of July 2017

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King's College London
Franklin Wilkins Building
Stamford Street
United Kingdom

Date and Time

Start Time: Thursday, 6 July 2017 at 08:30
End Time: Friday, 7 July 2017 at 17:00