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About PsychiatryOnline

PsychiatryOnline is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-5—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing.

You get instant access to must-have resources such as

  1. DSM™ Library titles including DSM-5™, DSM-5™ Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and
    DSM-5™ Clinical Cases
  2. Journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

  3. Textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

  4. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders (quick reference [subscribers only] and comprehensive [freely available] versions)

  5. Self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and lifelong learning

  6. Clinical & research news from Psychiatric News

  7. Medication information handouts for patients

PsychiatryOnline is used as a resource for the Psychiatry Resident-in-Training® Examination (PRITE®) and the Psychiatrists In-Practice Examination® (PIPE®) by The American College of Psychiatrists®. Learn more about the PRITE and PIPE


PsychiatryOnline is more than just printed material converted to an electronic medium. The website employs the latest technology and provides you with a powerful, custom-designed tool that enables you to make the most of the wealth of psychiatric information available.

Easy to use and convenient. All you need is a web browser. The platform moves far beyond simply reproducing the traditional print format, providing an enhanced multimedia experience and intuitive navigation.

For here or to go. Access from any computer with a web connection—anytime, anywhere.

Automatic detection of mobile devices. On-the-go access—automatic detection when visiting PsychiatryOnline using a wireless-enabled mobile device (such as a smartphone) with corresponding optimized view.

Regular updating. Stay on top of the latest developments. Journal articles are available online before the print issue reaches you. And new APA Practice Guidelines and Guideline Watches plus revisions to DSM codes are posted when they are issued.

State-of-the-art, cross-format searching. Search across the most important titles in psychiatry instantly:
DSM-5™, books, and journals. Unlike other general search engines that yield too many irrelevant hits, our search engine employs sophisticated semantic indexing to yield the hits that answer your question.

Quick pathways to related material. Research a topic thoroughly. Every book section that you view online is accompanied by related content links that direct you to information on similar topics in the collection. For example, when you review a diagnosis in DSM, you can quickly connect to related treatment advice in Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders and the most recent research findings in The American Journal of Psychiatry and other APP journals.

Hyperlinked references. Jump from bibliographic references to the full text of journal articles in an instant. References to material not located at PsychiatryOnline lead you to the abstract via PubMed.

Professional development. Continue learning and growing in your field. Self-assessment tools allow you to test your skills and knowledge, prepare for board certification and recertification, earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and even get links to topic-specific recommended readings when more study is warranted.

Email a link. See something a colleague should read? PsychiatryOnline lets you email a link to the full text of any book section or journal article to anyone you choose with a click of the mouse.

Everything included from the print version. Have it all. Online subscribers don’t miss a thing, including all tables and figures from the print version.


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