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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Knowledge Organization
Issue number8
Volume44
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)668-676
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a classification of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This entry discusses the current uses of the DSM, its history, the processes by which the DSM is developed and revised, the conceptual structure of the classification, and common criticisms.