ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F43.20

Adjustment disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code F43.20

ICD-10: F43.20
Short Description: Adjustment disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Adjustment disorder, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F43.20

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Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (F40-F48)
      • Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders (F43)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormal grief reaction to life event
  • Acute situational disturbance
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adjustment disorder in remission
  • Adjustment reaction in infancy
  • Adjustment reaction of adolescence
  • Adjustment reaction of adult life
  • Adjustment reaction of childhood
  • Adjustment reaction of late life
  • Adjustment reaction to medical therapy
  • Culture shock
  • Difficulty adapting after personal crisis
  • Difficulty coping with grief responses
  • Does not adapt after personal crisis
  • Dysfunctional grieving
  • Elective mutism due to an adjustment reaction
  • Fails to recognize stages of grief
  • Hospitalism
  • Stress and adjustment reaction
  • Stress-related problem
  • Unable to adapt after personal crisis

Information for Patients

Mental Disorders

Also called: Mental illness

Mental disorders include a wide range of problems, including

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

There are many causes of mental disorders. Your genes and family history may play a role. Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, may also matter. Biological factors can also be part of the cause. A traumatic brain injury can lead to a mental disorder. A mother's exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant may play a part. Other factors may increase your risk, such as use of illegal drugs or having a serious medical condition like cancer.

Medications and counseling can help many mental disorders.

  • Adjustment disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Illness anxiety disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Somatic symptom disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)

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