2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders (F43)

Clinical Terms for Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders (F43)

Acute Stress Disorders-. A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders-. A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month.

Adjustment Disorders-. Maladaptive reactions to identifiable psychosocial stressors occurring within a short time after onset of the stressor. They are manifested by either impairment in social or occupational functioning or by symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) that are in excess of a normal and expected reaction to the stressor.