DSMVThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) was published by theĀ American Psychiatric Association in May 2013 and serves as the standard for classifying and diagnosing mental disorders. It supersedes the DSM-IV-TR. The DSM-5 “is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). The DSM-5 has been designed for use across clinical settings (inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinic, private practice, and primary care), with community populations. It can be used by a wide range of health and mental health professionals, including psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational and rehabilitation therapists, and counselors.” (www.psych.org/practice/dsm) The current edition is the result of over 10 years of work by international experts in all aspects of mental health.

You can find a copy of the DSM-5 at the Library Research and Information Desk.

You can also access the DSM-5 and earlier versions of the DSM online at http://www.psychiatryonline.org. (Off-campus access may require authentication.)