DSM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a book listing various mental health diagnoses. It is published by the American Psychiatric Association (Note: a common student mistake is to attribute it to the American Psychological Association, which is not the same organisation).
The current edition is the 5th edition and is known as DSM-5. The style below can be adapted to citing older editions. The American Psychological Association has created a blog post about citing it in APA format.

Element

Example, including punctuation

Author

American Psychiatric Association

Year of publication

(2013).

Title of the book (italics)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Edition (if not the first edition)

(5th ed.)

City of publication

Washington, DC:

Publisher

Author (because it is published by the same organisation that created it)

 

The citation in your text will be

(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

or, if you have quoted directly,

(American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p.453).

If you have used the author's name in your sentence then only the year of publication, with a page reference if necessary, is placed after it in brackets, eg

DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) suggests that ...

or, if you have quoted directly,

DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 16) states that ...

 

Reference list:

DSM-5

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Previous edition: DSM-IV-TR (2000)

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.

Old edition: DSM-IV (1994)

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

DSM-III-R (1987)

American Psychiatric Association. (1987). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed., revised). Washington, DC: Author.

DSM-III (1980)

American Psychiatric Association. (1980). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.