International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) exists to promote research into the mood (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.
The two year presidential term of office for our current President, Prof Allan Young will come to an end at our next Conference in Houston, Texas in September 2018. ISAD is now looking for nominations for presidential candidates to stand in the online election to be held from July 2018. .
Whether you are an academic researcher, a psychiatrist or psychologist in clinical practice or a mental health nurse in a public health setting ISAD has something to offer you.