DSM

abbreviation

Definition of DSM

1 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Medical Dictionary

DSM

abbreviation

medical Definition of DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • This patient arguably meets 6 of the 11 DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, on the basis of the details of the case presentation alone …
  • —Sarah E. Wakeman et al.The New England Journal of Medicine13 Nov. 2014

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up DSM? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inn where caravans rest at night

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-dog-in-snow-jumping-to-grab-a-heart-shaped-balloon-the-snow-and-heart-balloon-indicate-that-the-month-being-represented-is-april-and-the-dog-is-just-kinda-cute
  • Which is a synonym of sanguine?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!