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APA 6th Edition

For information and examples of how to cite the DSM-4, please see "How to Cite the DSM in APA Style" on the APA Style Blog. For similar information on citing the DSM-5, please see "How to Cite the DSM–5 in APA Style (UPDATED)". For information on citing psychological tests, surveys or measurement instruments, please see "How to Cite a Psychological Test in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog. 

APA 7th Edition

The DSM-4 and DSM-5 are cited as books in APA Style (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 324), using the following format:

Author. (Year). Title of manual italics and sentence case (#th ed). https://doi.org/xxx

Since the author and publisher are the same, only the former is included in the reference, as in: 

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

For information and examples of how to cite the DSM-4, please see page 324 of the APA manual. 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000