Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders
FIFTH EDITION | DSM-5
The most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical
practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers
of all orientations. DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social
workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify
mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort
by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.
The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective
assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings-
inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical,
private practice, and primary care.