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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition) of the American Psychiatric Association, widely regarded as one of the most authoritative reference works on matters of definition and classification of mental disorders. The first edition appeared in 1952, the second in 1968, the third in 1980, a revision of the third in 1987, and the fourth in 1994. Compare ICD-10.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

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