Statement of Purpose (Vision and Mission Statement)


The Society of Biological Psychiatry’s vision is a world where psychiatric disorders are no longer a cause of human suffering.


The mission of the Society of Biological Psychiatry is to:

  1. Promote excellence in research investigating the nature, causes, mechanisms, and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior.
  2. Foster development of investigators in psychiatry.
  3. Educate clinicians, early career scientists, and educators in psychiatry about the biological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders
  4. Disseminate the highest quality knowledge regarding the scientific basis of psychiatry in accessible manner to professionals, trainees, and lay audiences


  • Highest ethical standards of professional conduct
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong learning
  • Collegiality
  • Respect for diversity

SOBP Tag Line

Collaborating to reduce suffering from mental illness.

SOBP Strategic Plan