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American Psychiatric Publishing
A Division of American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 800-368-5777, 703-907-7322 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
Fax 703-907-1091

How do I order books and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Click here to view information on ordering and shipping.

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To request a desk or exam copy please click here for more information and fax your request to 703-907-1091 on your school or department letterhead. Books should be shipped within 10 business days.

Are current American Psychiatric Association (APA) members entitled to a discount?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
If you are an American Psychiatric Association (APA) member, you are entitled to a 20% discount on all book orders. APA Resident-Fellow Members are entitled to a 25% discount on all book orders. The pricing for journal and subscriptions already reflects the discount so no additional APA Member and APA Resident-Fellow Member discounts will be applied to subscriptions. Your discount will automatically be applied when you order on our website. For information about becoming an APA member, please go to
How long will it take to receive my order?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Book orders will arrive in 5-10 business days. A shipping confirmation will be sent to your email address when your order is shipped. For journal subscriptions, the first issue will arrive at the beginning of the month corresponding to the journal's issue date. Back issues will arrive in 3-5 weeks. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for international destinations.
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For book submissions, please click here. For journal submissions, please click here and select the journal you are interested in. Then select the Author and Reviewers for the manuscript submission information.
What CME does APPI offer?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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What is and where can I subscribe?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window). offers online access to DSM-5 plus other trusted references for diagnosis, treatment, research, and lifelong learning. Subscribe to DSM Select for Individuals.

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FOCUS is a quarterly journal which provides a comprehensive review of content based on ABPN recertification exam. Each issue includes a CME exam and a subscriber could receive 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for a total of 20 per year. An additional 20 hours can be earned through the completion of the Self-Assessment Exam which is sent with year’s final issue – Fall. The maximum number of credits available is 40. Subscriptions are based on the calendar year with January (Winter issue) as the first issue. If you subscribe in the middle of the year you will be sent any issues from that volume that have already been published.
Is the AJP CME available for free for APA Members?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

APA Members must purchase the American Journal of Psychiatry CME in order to access the quizzes and earn CME credit. For more information or to purchase the AJP CME please click here. 

How do I access my online journals?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Go to and enter in your username and password. Note that usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
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Please call Customer Service at 800-368-5777 or login to your account to access your order details.
Does American Psychiatric Publishing accept purchase orders?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes, we accept purchase orders for orders above $250. Credit card payment is required for orders less than $250.00  Bookstores and institutions may fax purchase orders to 703-907-1091. Please include your email address for shipping confirmation.
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You can login to your account at to update this information. You can also email us at Please provide your old and new address in your request.
How will my order be shipped?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Standard shipping is via UPS ground. We require a street address to ship your order and cannot ship to PO boxes or APO addresses. Please contact Customer Service for next day delivery information and pricing. Your order should arrive within 5 business days after it has shipped from our warehouse.
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If the confirmation page appears on the site after you place your order, then your order has been received by us. You will also receive a confirmation email after placing your order online.  

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If you received an error after submitting your online order, please contact us directly, either via email at or via phone 800-368-5777 or 703-907-7322 (M-F 9:00am-5:30pm ET).
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APP's web site is updated daily and has the latest information and prices on each title.
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Unless otherwise noted all titles are in stock and will be available for shipping as soon as the order is received. If a title is listed as 'Coming Soon!' on the top of the page, it has not yet been published. However, you can place an order for this title and it will be shipped as soon as it becomes available.
What are the terms of use for subscription products?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Please click here to see the License Agreement.
What payment methods does American Psychiatric Publishing accept?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Checks are accepted by mail only and should be made payable to American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. For information on electronic transfers, please click here.


How do I activate my online journal subscription?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Your subscription is automatically activated upon purchase. Go to and enter your username and password.
What is APP's Purchase Order PolicyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
APP accepts purchase orders for subscriptions and book orders from institutions, hospitals, universities, government agencies and school districts.  Learn how to complete a purchase order.
My DSM-5 seems to be of inferior quality. How can I tell whether my copy of the DSM-5 (or DSM-5 related title) is a fake copy (counterfeit, pirated version)? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

There are three major indicators that can help you determine whether your DSM-5 copy is an authentic copy or a counterfeit: point of purchase, price, and quality.

Copies purchased directly from the American Psychiatric Publishing through our website, our booths at meetings, or via our catalog, are guaranteed to be authentic copies. American Psychiatric Publication books are also available through retailers and distributors. If you have purchased from an unauthorized seller at a very low cost, you might want to examine the quality of the book. Signs that your copy might be a counterfeit book include: missing pages, a different cover color, bad binding, misspellings, ink smears, incorrect headings, misaligned type setting, or low quality paper.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide a replacement or issue a refund for copies not purchased directly through us. If you would like a request a refund or an exchange, please contact your point of purchase directly. We strongly encourage you to contact the online marketplace (such as Amazon, EBay, etc.) to report unauthorized sellers of counterfeit books. In addition, you might want to leave a review on the seller’s profile, indicating that the particular seller has sent you a counterfeit copy. You can also submit a counterfeit complaint to us by sending a copy of your receipt to We are unable to issue a replacement copy or a refund, but we will compile all complaints received and notify the online marketplace about counterfeit books.

What versions of the SCID-5 (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders) are available?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
For detailed information on each of the SCID-5 versions, please visit the SCID-5 page.
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