ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z81.8

Family history of other mental and behavioral disorders

Diagnosis Code Z81.8

ICD-10: Z81.8
Short Description: Family history of other mental and behavioral disorders
Long Description: Family history of other mental and behavioral disorders
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z81.8

Valid for Submission
The code Z81.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Family history of mental and behavioral disorders (Z81)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z81.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Family history of affective disorder
  • Family history of anorexia nervosa
  • Family history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Family history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
  • Family history of autism
  • Family history of autism in sibling
  • Family history of bulimia nervosa
  • Family history of dementia
  • Family history of development disorder
  • Family history of eating disorder
  • Family history of learning disability
  • Family history of mental disorder
  • Family history of mental retardation
  • Family history of neurological developmental delay
  • Family history of pervasive developmental disorder
  • Family history of presenile dementia
  • Family history of psychotic illness
  • Family history of Rett syndrome
  • Family history of speech and language disorder
  • Family history: Alzheimer's disease
  • Family history: Depression
  • Family history: Manic-depressive state
  • Family history: Puerperal depression
  • Family history: Schizophrenia
  • Family history: Senile dementia
  • Family history: Suicide
  • History of maternal psychiatric problem
  • History of schizophrenia in child of subject
  • Maternal substance abuse
  • Suicide of close relative
  • Suicide of relative
  • Suicide of relative

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z81.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Creating a family health history (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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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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