2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F41.8

Other specified anxiety disorders

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other specified anxiety disorders
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders
      • Other anxiety disorders

F41.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified anxiety disorders. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Anticipatory anxiety
  • Anticipatory anxiety, mild
  • Anticipatory anxiety, moderate
  • Anticipatory anxiety, severe
  • Anxiety about altered body image
  • Anxiety about appearing ridiculous
  • Anxiety about becoming fat
  • Anxiety about behavior or performance
  • Anxiety about blushing
  • Anxiety about body function or health
  • Anxiety about breathlessness
  • Anxiety about choking
  • Anxiety about collapsing
  • Anxiety about dying
  • Anxiety about fainting
  • Anxiety about forced dependence
  • Anxiety about going crazy
  • Anxiety about having a fit
  • Anxiety about having a heart attack
  • Anxiety about losing control of bowels
  • Anxiety about losing emotional control
  • Anxiety about loss of control
  • Anxiety about loss of memory
  • Anxiety about making mistakes
  • Anxiety about not coping with parenthood
  • Anxiety about saying the wrong thing
  • Anxiety about shaking
  • Anxiety about swallowing
  • Anxiety about sweating
  • Anxiety about treatment
  • Anxiety about vomiting in public
  • Anxiety about wetting self
  • Anxiety hysteria
  • Castration anxiety complex
  • Death anxiety
  • Free-floating anxiety
  • Level of anxiety
  • Major depression in partial remission
  • Major depression in remission
  • Major depression in remission
  • Mild anxiety
  • Mild depression
  • Mild depression
  • Mild major depression
  • Mild major depression
  • Mild major depression, single episode
  • Mild major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety single episode
  • Mild recurrent major depression
  • Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder
  • Moderate depression
  • Moderate depression
  • Moderate major depression
  • Moderate major depression
  • Moderate major depression, single episode
  • Moderate major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety single episode
  • Moderate recurrent major depression
  • Parental anxiety
  • Psychodynamic complexes
  • Recurrent major depression in partial remission
  • Recurrent major depression in remission
  • Recurrent major depression in remission
  • Recurrent major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety in full remission
  • Recurrent major depressive disorder in partial remission co-occurrent with anxiety
  • Recurrent mild major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety
  • Recurrent moderate major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety
  • Recurrent severe major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety
  • Severe major depression, single episode
  • Severe major depressive disorder co-occurrent with anxiety single episode
  • Severe recurrent major depression
  • Subacute confusional state, of cerebrovascular origin
  • Subacute confusional state, of endocrine origin
  • Subacute confusional state, of infective origin
  • Subacute confusional state, of metabolic origin
  • Subacute confusional state, post-traumatic
  • Subacute delirium
  • Subacute delirium
  • Subacute delirium
  • Subacute delirium
  • Subacute delirium
  • Worried about not coping with baby

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Anxiety Disorders

    persistent and disabling anxiety.
  • Anxiety

    feelings or emotions of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with anxiety disorders.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Anxiety depression (mild or not persistent)
  • Anxiety hysteria
  • Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert F41.8 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 300.09 - Anxiety state NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. It can help you to cope. The anxiety may give you a boost of energy or help you focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).People with GAD worry about ordinary issues such as health, money, work, and family. But their worries are excessive, and they have them almost every day for at least 6 months.
  • Panic disorder. People with panic disorder have panic attacks. These are sudden, repeated periods of intense fear when there is no danger. The attacks come on quickly and can last several minutes or more.
  • Phobias. People with phobias have an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Their fear may be about spiders, flying, going to crowded places, or being in social situations (known as social anxiety).

What causes anxiety disorders?

The cause of anxiety is unknown. Factors such as genetics, brain biology and chemistry, stress, and your environment may play a role.

Who is at risk for anxiety disorders?

The risk factors for the different types of anxiety disorders can vary. For example, GAD and phobias are more common in women, but social anxiety affects men and women equally. There are some general risk factors for all types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Certain personality traits, such as being shy or withdrawn when you are in new situations or meeting new people
  • Traumatic events in early childhood or adulthood
  • Family history of anxiety or other mental disorders
  • Some physical health conditions, such as thyroid problems or arrhythmia

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?

The different types of anxiety disorders can have different symptoms. But they all have a combination of:

  • Anxious thoughts or beliefs that are hard to control. They make you feel restless and tense and interfere with your daily life. They do not go away and can get worse over time.
  • Physical symptoms, such as a pounding or rapid heartbeat, unexplained aches and pains, dizziness, and shortness of breath
  • Changes in behavior, such as avoiding everyday activities you used to do

Using caffeine, other substances, and certain medicines can make your symptoms worse.

How are anxiety disorders diagnosed?

To diagnose anxiety disorders, your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may also have a physical exam and lab tests to make sure that a different health problem is not the cause of your symptoms.

If you don't have another health problem, you will get a psychological evaluation. Your provider may do it, or you may be referred to a mental health professional to get one.

What are the treatments for anxiety disorders?

The main treatments for anxiety disorders are psychotherapy (talk therapy), medicines, or both:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is often used to treat anxiety disorders. CBT teaches you different ways of thinking and behaving. It can help you change how you react to the things that cause you to feel fear and anxiety. It may include exposure therapy. This focuses on having you confront your fears so that you will be able to do the things that you had been avoiding.
  • Medicines to treat anxiety disorders include anti-anxiety medicines and certain antidepressants. Some types of medicines may work better for specific types of anxiety disorders. You should work closely with your health care provider to identify which medicine is best for you. You may need to try more than one medicine before you can find the right one.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.