ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F32.8

Other depressive episodes

Diagnosis Code F32.8

ICD-10: F32.8
Short Description: Other depressive episodes
Long Description: Other depressive episodes
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F32.8

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Mood [affective] disorders (F30-F39)
      • Major depressive disorder, single episode (F32)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Atypical depressive disorder
  • Endogenous depression
  • Involutional depression
  • Major depressive disorder, single episode with atypical features
  • Masked depression
  • Menopausal depression
  • Post-schizophrenic depression
  • Reactive depressive psychosis
  • Reactive depressive psychosis, single episode
  • Stuporous depression

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • F32.81 - Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • F32.89 - Other specified depressive episodes

Information for Patients


Also called: Clinical depression, Dysthymic disorder, Major depressive disorder, Unipolar depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • Depression
  • Depression - elderly
  • Depression - stopping your medicines
  • Dysthymia
  • Heart disease and depression
  • Learning about depression
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features

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