F94.8 - Other childhood disorders of social functioning

Version 2023
ICD-10:F94.8
Short Description:Other childhood disorders of social functioning
Long Description:Other childhood disorders of social functioning
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence (F90-F98)
      • Disord social w onset specific to childhood and adolescence (F94)

F94.8 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other childhood disorders of social functioning. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
F94.8309.29 - Adj react-emotion 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.
F94.8313.9 - Emotional dis child NOS
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


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:

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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