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Citing DSM IV TR

According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this is a situation where the association is both author and publisher.   In the text, cite the name of the association and the name of the manual in full at the first mention; therafter, you may refer to the traditional DSM form, e.g. DSM-IV-TR (2000) text revision.  An example of a citation in a reference list is as follows:

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical

manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text revision). Washington, DC: Author.