DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

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About this app

The official DSM-5® app for Android

The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the preeminent psychiatric reference used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The new and best-selling fifth edition is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations.

The DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria Mobile App provides mental health practitioners, researchers and students fast access to vital DSM criteria and codes so they can fully integrate the new data into their practice and study. Users have complete offline access to the criteria sets as well as online access to supporting videos, commentary and resources. Powerful search and customisation tools aid and enhance assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical and administrative settings.


• Up to date access to ICD-10-CM codes for clinical and administrative use
• Valuable video commentary from the DSM-5 task force members highlighting changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5
• Highlight key sections of text or make annotations for easy reference later
• Enhanced search with robust disorder, acronym, code and symptom search functionality
• Keeps track of recently researched topics and allows the user to bookmark frequently used information
• Social media integration
• Does not require registration, subscription or software downloads

About American Psychiatric Publishing

American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association, is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioural science. We offer authoritative, up-to-date, and affordable information geared toward psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students, and the general public.

DSM-5, psychiatry, psychiatric, medicine, criteria, codes, mental illness, mental disorder
Updated on
Aug 11, 2020

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209 reviews
A Google user
December 30, 2019
I've had the app for many years and loved it, untill... in the past couple months, They changed the way you access the DSM criteria, making it now feel like you have to thumb through an eReader, which is way harder than using an actual book. This used to be a great app, but 1 star until it's back to being an accessible digital form... I'm sure this has turned a lot of loyal users away from using it as well. Just buy the book. I'll update this review if things change.
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A Google user
February 23, 2020
Not happy with the most recent update. No longer user friendly, takes forever to search for anything then you click on one it is just coding when looking for the DSM criteria, it is a gamble on which one to pick & very frustrating when a patient is sitting with you. Almost useless now!!! I want the old version back! What makes me even more frustrated is that I paid for this & can no longer use it!!! :-(
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A Google user
December 17, 2019
Horrible update, the last version was old school and quite primitive. But that's all I need, is a DSM V reference book, with tree like structure. Now the "new" is just like the APA HTML version. To look for a diagnosis, I have to scroll and scroll and scroll. And sometime it refused to stop in the middle of a page. Please please don't fix something that is not broken. Just need to have a usable DSM in my pocket. I actually paid for both Android and iPhone version, same problem.
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What's new

• Improved search
• Refined titling, organization, and readability
• Performance and stability enhancements
• Minor bug fixes