Finding Background Information: Psychology

Books with background info are often called "reference books".

Also note:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5

New 2023: DSM-V TR Online includes related handbooks

Prepared and published by the American Psychiatric Association, this is the standard reference for the classification of psychological and psychiatric disorders. Indexes by symptoms, diagnoses, and diagnostic terms.  REFERENCE RC455.2.C4 2013

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Date Revised: Oct 2023

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