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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

A manual of diagnostic criteria for mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. The latest version is the DSM-IV; DSM-V is slated for publication in 2012.

Example: After spending several therapy sessions with the woman he is treating and consulting the DSM-IV, the psychologist concludes that his patient is suffering from bipolar disorder.

This website provides all sorts of helpful information about the DSM: http://allpsych.com/disorders/dsm.html

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2016). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-dsm/