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ICD-10 Codes

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
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Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in mental health. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

Needs for Psychiatric Treatment

Symptoms of mental illness and distress stem from both biological and environmental factors, including maladaptive patterns of behavior and even diet. The contribution each makes to disorder varies from person to person. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing “voices.” Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.

Treatments Regarding Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions, and other treatments (such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT), depending on the needs of each patient. Modern medical diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions rely on tools ranging from neuroimaging to transcranial stimulation. Psychotropic medications remain the most commonly sought and prescribed treatments, but increasingly the psychiatric landscape includes more than drugs and pharmacotherapy.

The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for psychiatry and behavioral health in 2020:

ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
5 F41.1 Generalized anxiety disorder
5 F43.23 Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood
5 F43.22 Adjustment disorder with anxiety
5 F33.1 Major depressive disorder, recurrent, moderate
5 F43.20 Adjustment disorder, unspecified
5 F41.9 Anxiety disorder, unspecified
5 F43.21 Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
21 Z63.0 Problems in relationship with spouse or partner
5 F43.12 Post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic
5 F34.1 Dysthymic disorder
5 F43.10 Post-traumatic stress disorder, unspecified
5 F32.1 Major depressive disorder, single episode, moderate
5 F33.0 Major depressive disorder, recurrent, mild
5 F32.9 Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified
5 F90.2 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
5 F60.9 Personality disorder, unspecified
5 F40.228 Other natural environment type phobia
5 F43.25 Adjustment disorder w mixed disturb of emotions and conduct
5 F06.1 Catatonic disorder due to known physiological condition
5 F33.2 Major depressive disorder, recurrent severe without psychotic features
5 F41.0 Panic disorder without agoraphobia
5 F90.0 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
5 F32.0 Major depressive disorder, single episode, mild
5 F42.2 Mixed obsessional thoughts and acts
5 F84.0 Childhood autism

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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