2022 ICD-10-CM Code F34

Persistent mood [affective] disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:F34
Short Description:Persistent mood [affective] disorders
Long Description:Persistent mood [affective] disorders

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mood [affective] disorders (F30-F39)
      • Persistent mood [affective] disorders (F34)

F34 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of persistent mood [affective] disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Persistent mood [affective] disorders

Non-specific codes like F34 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for persistent mood [affective] disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F34.0 for Cyclothymic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F34.1 for Dysthymic disorder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F34.8 for Other persistent mood [affective] disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F34.81 for Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F34.89 for Other specified persistent mood disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F34.9 for Persistent mood [affective] disorder, unspecified

Information for Patients


Mood Disorders

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. They may say they're in a bad mood. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. Nearly one in ten people aged 18 and older have mood disorders. These include depression and bipolar disorder (also called manic depression).

Mood disorders can increase a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. With treatment, most people with mood disorders can lead productive lives.


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Code History

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