ICD-10-CM Code F32

Major depressive disorder, single episode

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

F32 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, single episode. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:F32
Short Description:Major depressive disorder, single episode
Long Description:Major depressive disorder, single episode

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • F32.0 - ... mild
  • F32.1 - ... moderate
  • F32.2 - ... severe without psychotic features
  • F32.3 - ... severe with psychotic features
  • F32.4 - ... in partial remission
  • F32.5 - ... in full remission
  • F32.8 - Other depressive episodes
  • F32.81 - Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • F32.89 - Other specified depressive episodes
  • F32.9 - ... unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F32:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • single episode of agitated depression
  • single episode of depressive reaction
  • single episode of major depression
  • single episode of psychogenic depression
  • single episode of reactive depression
  • single episode of vital depression

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • bipolar disorder F31
  • manic episode F30
  • recurrent depressive disorder F33

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • adjustment disorder F43.2

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mood [affective] disorders (F30-F39)
      • Major depressive disorder, single episode (F32)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Depression

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

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Depression Depression (also known as major depression or major depressive disorder) is a psychiatric disorder that affects mood, behavior, and overall health. It causes prolonged feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. People with depression may also have changes in appetite (leading to overeating or not eating enough), changes in sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or not being able to sleep), loss of energy, and difficulty concentrating. Although depression is considered primarily a mental health disorder, it can also have physical features including headaches, other unexplained aches and pains, unusually slow or fast movements, and digestive problems. To be diagnosed with depression, an individual must have signs and symptoms nearly every day for at least 2 weeks. However, the features of this condition vary widely.Depression most commonly begins in late adolescence or early adulthood, although it can appear at any age. If untreated, episodes of depression can last for weeks, months, or years, and can go away and come back (recur). Affected individuals may have difficulty functioning in their daily lives, including at school or work. People with depression have a higher risk of substance abuse problems and dying by suicide than the general population.Several health conditions are closely related to depression or have depression as a characteristic feature. These include dysthymia (which has long-lasting signs and symptoms that are similar to, but not as severe as, those of depression), perinatal or postpartum depression (which occurs around or following the birth of a child), seasonal affective disorder (which is triggered by the changing of the seasons), bipolar disorder (which can include both "highs," or manic episodes, and depressive episodes), and generalized anxiety disorder. In people with schizoaffective disorder, depression or another mood disorder occurs together with features of schizophrenia (a brain disorder that affects a person's thinking, sense of self, and perceptions).
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