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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®)

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.

The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings:

  • The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis.
  • The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations.
  • The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis.
  • Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders).
  • Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided.
  • Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

APA has released a Coding Update for DSM-5®. To view the coding update and to sign-up for alerts on future updates, visit dsm.psychiatryonline.org

DSM-5® also contains both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes. 
Read APA's Quick Guide to Understanding ICD-10-CM and DSM-5 for more information. 
Learn more about using DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10.

DSM Products

DSM-5 Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health

DSM-5 Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health

Edited by Cathryn A. Galanter, M.D., and Peter S. Jensen, M.D. 2017
DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health

DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health

Sophia Wang, M.D., and Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., FAPA 2017
Learning DSM-5 by Case Example

Learning DSM-5 by Case Example

Michael B. First, M.D., Andrew E. Skodol, M.D., Janet B. W. Williams, Ph.D., and Robert L. Spitzer, M.D. 2017
DSM-5 Classification

DSM-5 Classification

American Psychiatric Association 2016
DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview

DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview

Edited by Roberto Lewis-Fernández, M.D., M.T.S., Neil Krishan Aggarwal, M.D., M.B.A., M.A., Ladson Hinton, M.D., Devon E. Hinton, M.D., Ph.D., and Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. 2016
DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Robert J. Hilt, M.D., FAAP, FAACAP, FAPA, and Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D. , FAPA 2016
Study Guide to DSM-5

Study Guide to DSM-5

Edited by Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., and Alan K. Louie, M.D. 2015
DSM-5 Clinical Cases

DSM-5 Clinical Cases

Edited by John W. Barnhill, M.D. 2014
DSM-5 Guidebook

DSM-5 Guidebook

The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition Donald W. Black, M.D., and Jon E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D. 2014
DSM-5 Self-Exam Questions

DSM-5 Self-Exam Questions

Test Questions for the Diagnostic Criteria Edited by Philip R. Muskin, M.D. 2014
Guia de consulta de los criterios diagnosticos del DSM-5

Guia de consulta de los criterios diagnosticos del DSM-5

Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5® American Psychiatric Association 2014

What Languages are available?

Translations are currently underway in 18 languages including Chinese, Croatian, Czech Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil & Portugal), Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. If you would like to find out the scheduled date of publication for a specific product, please contact the corresponding translation publisher.

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DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Mobile App

An interactive resource that helps all clinicians improve the diagnosis of psychiatric conditions using the latest DSM-5 classifications.

   

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DSM-5 Diagnositc Criteria Mobile App

The DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria Mobile App is designed to help mental health practitioners, researchers and students fully integrate the new DSM criteria and codes into their practice and study.

   

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