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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)

Access and navigate the online version of the DSM-5

Navigating the DSM-5 Online

Need to read pages 345-350 of the DSM-5 for class? You might notice that when you log into the DSM-5 online, there are no page numbers! Don't worry, though, it is easy to navigate the online DSM-5. 

The DSM-5 online is split into three different sections: 

  1. DSM-5 Basics
  2. Diagnostic Criteria and Codes
  3. Emerging Measures and Models.

If you know which section your page numbers correspond to, simply expand the menu to find that section. 

In our example, the syllabus states that pages 345-350 pertain to the section on bulimia nervosa. Expand Section II: Diagnostic Criteria and Codes, click on Feeding and Eating Disorders, and click on Bulimia Nervosa to skip straight to that section.

 If your syllabus doesn't state the diagnosis or section you are required to read, ask your professor for more details.

If you do not know under what section the page numbers correspond, use the search box at the top right of the page. Enter your keywords, such as bulimia nervosa, and look through the results to find your reading. 

Other DSM-5 Online Resources

Previous Editions of DSM

  • DSM-I: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: Mental Disorders (1952)
  • DSM-I Special Supplement: on plans for revision to better align with the International Classification of Diseases (1965)
  • DSM-II: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 2nd Edition (1968)
  • DSM-II 6th printing change: Elimination of Homosexuality as a mental disorder and substitution of the new category Sexual Orientation Disturbance (1973)
  • DSM-III: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition (1980)
  • DSM-III-R: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition—Revised (1987)
  • DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (1994)
  • DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (2000)