CEBC Glossary

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Manual written and published by the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, which is used by mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders in children and adults. It is usually abbreviated DSM and the Roman numeral following it designates which version of the manual the citation is referring to (i.e., DSM-III [1980], DSM-III-R [1987], DSM-IV [1994], DSM-IV-TR [2000], DSM-5 [2013]).