Valid for Submission
F40.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other phobic anxiety disorders. The code F40.8 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code F40.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anxiety and fear, anxiety disorder of childhood, childhood phobic anxiety disorder, fear of abandonment, fear of being a burden to others , fear of contagion, etc.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F40.8:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Phobic anxiety disorder of childhood
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code F40.8 are found in the index:
- - Disorder (of) - See Also: Disease;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anxiety and fear
- Anxiety disorder of childhood
- Childhood phobic anxiety disorder
- Fear of abandonment
- Fear of being a burden to others
- Fear of contagion
- Fearful mood
- Insomnia disorder related to another mental disorder
- Insomnia due to anxiety and fear
- Phobic disorder
- Specific fear
Convert F40.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code F40.8 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger.
There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood.
People with phobias try to avoid what they are afraid of. If they cannot, they may experience
- Panic and fear
- Rapid heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- A strong desire to get away
Phobias usually start in children or teens, and continue into adulthood. The causes of specific phobias are not known, but they sometimes run in families.
Treatment helps most people with phobias. Options include medicines, therapy or both.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
- Agoraphobia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Phobia - simple/specific (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Social phobia (Medical Encyclopedia)
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