ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F40.298

Other specified phobia

Diagnosis Code F40.298

ICD-10: F40.298
Short Description: Other specified phobia
Long Description: Other specified phobia
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.298

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Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (F40-F48)
      • Phobic anxiety disorders (F40)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Algophobia
  • Bromhidrosiphobia
  • Bromisodrophobia
  • Cutaneous hypochondriasis
  • Cutaneous hypochondriasis
  • Cutaneous hypochondriasis
  • Cutaneous hypochondriasis
  • Erotophobia
  • Examination fear
  • Fear of choking
  • Fear of contracting disease
  • Fear of contracting human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Fear of contracting radiation sickness
  • Fear of contracting venereal disease
  • Fear of deafness
  • Fear of death
  • Fear of eating in public
  • Fear of getting cancer
  • Fear of having a heart attack
  • Fear of heart attack
  • Fear of hypertension
  • Fear of infection
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of pregnancy
  • Heightened global phobia
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Microphobia
  • Noise phobia
  • Nosophobia
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobic fear of skin cancer
  • Phonophobia
  • Pyrophobia
  • Simple phobia
  • Syphilophobia
  • Taphophobia
  • Teratophobia
  • Theophobia
  • Tocophobia
  • Toxicophobia
  • Trichophobia
  • Venereophobia
  • Xenophobia

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
  • Trembling
  • 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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