Answered By: Melanee Vicedo
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016     Views: 577

The APA Style Blog -- the official blog of the APA Style Guide -- has guidelines for citing the DSM-5.

Here's what a citation looks like:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and 
     statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: 
     Author.
Text citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Individual chapters and other parts of DSM-5 have been assigned DOIs. If you used the online edition of the DSM, give the DOI in the publisher position:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Cautionary statement for 
     forensic use of DSM-5. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of 
     mental disorders (5th ed.). doi:10.1176/appi.books
     .9780890425596.744053
Text citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

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