Term: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
Last Updated: 2013-06-05
This manual, published by the American Psychiatric Association, provides a standard classification of all mental health disorders to aid in their diagnosis and treatment. It consists of three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets, and the descriptions.
American Psychological Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).
- accessed November 5, 2009.
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