Q. How to cite DSM 5 in APA 6th edition style

I want to know how to cite DSM 5 in APA style on my paper and as a reference in the reference section.


Answer

To cite the complete work in your reference section, use this format:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author.

The basic in-text citation should look like this:

(American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

To cite a chapter of the DSM-5, replace the publisher information with the chapter DOI, as in this example:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety Disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).
https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05

Additional information on citing the DSM-5, including in-text citation options and how to cite the mobile app, is available at the American Psychological Association's APA Style Blog: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/08/how-to-cite-the-dsm5-in-apa-style.html

 

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