ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F34.8

Other persistent mood [affective] disorders

Diagnosis Code F34.8

ICD-10: F34.8
Short Description: Other persistent mood [affective] disorders
Long Description: Other persistent mood [affective] disorders
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F34.8

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Mood [affective] disorders (F30-F39)
      • Persistent mood [affective] disorders (F34)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.
  • F34.81 - Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
  • F34.89 - Other specified persistent mood disorders

Information for Patients

Mental Disorders

Also called: Mental illness

Mental disorders include a wide range of problems, including

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

There are many causes of mental disorders. Your genes and family history may play a role. Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, may also matter. Biological factors can also be part of the cause. A traumatic brain injury can lead to a mental disorder. A mother's exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant may play a part. Other factors may increase your risk, such as use of illegal drugs or having a serious medical condition like cancer.

Medications and counseling can help many mental disorders.

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Conversion disorder
  • Illness anxiety disorder
  • Somatic symptom disorder

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