How do I cite the DSM-5 TR in the APA format?

Answer

*Updated for the DSM-5 TR 2022 

For the online version of DSM-5 in the APA format:

  • To cite the entire DSM-5, use the following basic format in your reference list:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425787

  • To cite a chapter in the DSM-5, use the following basic format in your reference list:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Title of chapter. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.). DOI of chapter

For example:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Bipolar and related disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425787.x03_Bipolar_and_Related_Disorders

To cite the print version of the DSM-5 in the APA format, the citation ends after the edition. For example:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Neurodevelopmental disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.). 

In-text citations

  • Abbreviations for group authors are not required in the APA style but may be used if the abbreviation is common or the group author is mentioned more than three times. The first time you name the American Psychiatric Association in your paper, spell the whole name out. Afterwards, you can use the abbreviation "APA." 

Examples

First in-text citation, narrative form: 

The American Psychiatric Association (APA, 2022) found depression to be a growing problem in adolescents.

First in-text citation, paraphrase in parenthetical form:

Depression is a growing problem in adolescents (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2022).

First in-text citation, direct quote:

"Depression diagnoses in younger patients increased two-fold between 1990 and 2020" (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2022, p. 28).

Subsequent in-text citation, direct quote: (APA, 2022, p. 44)

Subsequent in-text citation, paraphrase: (APA, 2022) 

Adapted from APA Style: Group Author Abbreviations

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