ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F89

Unspecified disorder of psychological development

Diagnosis Code F89

ICD-10: F89
Short Description: Unspecified disorder of psychological development
Long Description: Unspecified disorder of psychological development
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F89

Valid for Submission
The code F89 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Pervasive and specific developmental disorders (F80-F89)
      • Unspecified disorder of psychological development (F89)

Information for Patients


Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disorders. Or the problem can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. The problems are usually life-long, and can affect everyday living.

There are many causes of developmental disabilities, including

  • Genetic or chromosome abnormalities. These cause conditions such as Down syndrome and Rett syndrome.
  • Prenatal exposure to substances. Drinking alcohol when pregnant can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • Certain viral infections during pregnancy
  • Preterm birth

Often there is no cure, but treatment can help the symptoms. Treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Special education classes and psychological counseling can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Angelman syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Developmental coordination disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Developmental Screening (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - In English and Spanish
  • Intellectual disability (Medical Encyclopedia)


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