ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F94.1

Reactive attachment disorder of childhood

Diagnosis Code F94.1

ICD-10: F94.1
Short Description: Reactive attachment disorder of childhood
Long Description: Reactive attachment disorder of childhood
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F94.1

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The code F94.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Childhood or adolescent disorder of social functioning
  • Mental disorder of infancy, childhood or adolescence
  • Reactive attachment disorder
  • Reactive attachment disorder of early childhood
  • Reactive attachment disorder of infancy
  • Reactive attachment disorder of infancy OR early childhood
  • Reactive attachment disorder of infancy OR early childhood, disinhibited type
  • Reactive attachment disorder of infancy OR early childhood, inhibited type

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F94.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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

  • Generalized anxiety disorder - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stress in childhood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Traumatic events and children (Medical Encyclopedia)

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