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Psychology: DSM-V

DSM Library

The DSM Library is published by the American Psychiatric Association. It contains the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), DSM-5 Handbook Of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, DSM-5 Handbook On The Cultural Formulation Interview, and the Guía De Consulta De Los Criterios Diagnósticos Del DSM-5. Additionally the APA published journals, an ebook collection, podcasts, news, patient information, and more.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. It provides a common language for clinicians to communicate about their patients and establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used in the research of mental disorders. It also provides a common language for researchers to study the criteria for potential future revisions and to aid in the development of medications and other interventions.