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PsychiatryOnline is the web portal of American Psychiatric Association Publishing, providing full text access to reference books (including DSM-5), textbooks and patient resources.



You must login with a RCPsych OpenAthens account. Please email the Library to register or login here. Once logged in, you can browse the resources, do a simple search across the site, or use the advanced search to limit to a particular publication.


Journals include:

  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric News
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Focus: the Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences


Books include:

  • DSM-5
  • DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5 Clinical Cases
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
  • Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Positive Psychiatry: A Clinical Handbook



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