This guide highlights available resources for psychology, psychiatry, and the law. The content covers a wide variety of topics that may be helpful for classes such as:
Because this area is interdisciplinary, when doing research, you should always check both legal and non-legal resources.
If you have any questions, ask a reference librarian!
Although citations in law review articles will usually use Bluebook form, most psychology-related resources will instead use APA (American Psychological Association) Style for citations. If you are looking for a source that is cited in APA style and are having difficulty interpreting the format, try the following resources:
There are two primary classification systems for mental disorders: the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, and Chapter V of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), published by the World Health Organization. There are multiple editions of each resource; the most recent are DSM-5 and ICD-10, although ICD-11 is scheduled to be released in 2017.
For emergency assistance, dial 911.