ICD-10-CM Code F93.8

Other childhood emotional disorders

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

F93.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other childhood emotional disorders. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code F93.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adolescent - emotional problem, anxiety attack, anxiety disorder of adolescence, anxiety disorder of childhood, anxiety disorder of childhood or adolescence, anxiety neurosis, etc

Short Description:Other childhood emotional disorders
Long Description:Other childhood emotional disorders

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 F93.8:

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.
  • Identity disorder

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.
  • gender identity disorder of childhood F64.2

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 F93.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Adolescent - emotional problem
  • Anxiety attack
  • Anxiety disorder of adolescence
  • Anxiety disorder of childhood
  • Anxiety disorder of childhood OR adolescence
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Anxiety state
  • Apprehension
  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with introversion
  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with sensitivity
  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with sensitivity
  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with shyness
  • Childhood and adolescent fearfulness disturbance
  • Disturbance of anxiety and fearfulness in childhood and adolescence
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Identity disorder
  • Identity disorder of childhood
  • Misery and unhappiness reaction of childhood
  • Overanxious disorder of childhood
  • Personal identity confusion
  • Personal relationship breakdown
  • Poor family relationship
  • Psychodynamic relationship finding
  • Psychodynamic relationship finding
  • Relationship problems
  • Schizoid relationship
  • Sense of identity finding
  • Sibling relationship problem
  • Unresolved independence-dependence conflict

Convert F93.8 to ICD-9

  • 313.0 - Overanxious disorder (Approximate Flag)
  • 313.3 - Relationship problems (Approximate Flag)
  • 313.82 - Identity disorder (Approximate Flag)
  • 313.89 - Emotional dis child NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence (F90-F98)
      • Emotional disorders with onset specific to childhood (F93)

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

Information for Patients

Child Mental Health

It's important to recognize and treat mental illnesses in children early on. Once mental illness develops, it becomes a regular part of your child's behavior. This makes it more difficult to treat.

But it's not always easy to know when your child has a serious problem. Everyday stresses can cause changes in your child's behavior. For example, getting a new brother or sister or going to a new school may cause a child to temporarily act out. Warning signs that it might be a more serious problem include

  • Problems in more than one setting (at school, at home, with peers)
  • Changes in appetite or sleep
  • Social withdrawal or fear of things he or she did not used to be not afraid of
  • Returning to behaviors more common in younger children, such as bedwetting
  • Signs of being upset, such as sadness or tearfulness
  • Signs of self-destructive behavior, such as head-banging or suddenly getting hurt often
  • Repeated thoughts of death

To diagnose mental health problems, the doctor or mental health specialist looks at your child's signs and symptoms, medical history, and family history. Treatments include medicines and talk therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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