ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V61.8

Family circumstances NEC

Diagnosis Code V61.8

ICD-9: V61.8
Short Description: Family circumstances NEC
Long Description: Other specified family circumstances
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V61.8

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V61 Other family circumstances

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abandoned child
  • Child deserted by mother
  • Child in foster care
  • Child/parent violence
  • Constantly crying baby
  • Dependent for grooming
  • Deserted by father
  • Deserted by mother
  • Deserted by parents
  • Disturbance in life pattern associated with family
  • Dyadic symbiosis
  • Exerting inappropriate parental pressure
  • Family not aware of diagnosis
  • Family problems
  • Family tension
  • Family with school-aged children
  • Family with young child
  • Father smokes
  • Fostering of child, life event
  • Health of spouse
  • Ineffective family coping
  • Ineffective family coping: compromised
  • Ineffective family coping: disabling
  • Last surviving member of family
  • Member of atypical family
  • Member of extended family
  • Mother smokes
  • Offspring leaving home, life event
  • Parent relationship problem
  • Parental role conflict
  • Parent-child problem
  • Polygamous
  • Poor family relationship
  • Problem related to upbringing
  • Problem with aged spouse or partner
  • Relationship problems with family members due to medical condition
  • Relationship problems with family members due to mental condition
  • Seven year itch - marital
  • Sibling relationship problem
  • Single parent family
  • Spouse arrested
  • Stepparent relationship problem
  • Triadic symbiosis
  • Wife pregnant

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V61.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Family Issues

There are many kinds of families. Some have two parents, while others have a single parent. Sometimes there is no parent and grandparents raise grandchildren. Some children live in foster families, adoptive families, or in stepfamilies.

Families are much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of love and support. This does not mean that everyone gets along all the time. Conflicts are a part of family life. Many things can lead to conflict, such as illness, disability, addiction, job loss, school problems, and marital issues. Listening to each other and working to resolve conflicts are important in strengthening the family.

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