Key changes to diagnostic codes in the mental health chapter of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10) will take effect October 1 and reflect the updated diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
"These include changes to align the terminology used in DSM-5 with that used in the mental health chapter of ICD-10. In response, the fiscal year 2017 version of ICD-10, which takes effect October 1, will include most of DSM-5's terminology," the American Psychiatric Association (APA) notes in a release.
The APA adds that in some cases, new codes have been added to ICD-10 to accommodate the new diagnoses that were added to the DSM-5.
"The new codes will allow more accurate diagnostic recording, improved communication among clinicians, and better means for collecting prevalence data," the APA said.
The chart below lists the original codes (valid only through September 30, 2016) and the new codes (effective October 1, 2016) for the disorders affected in alphabetical order to the disorders affected.
|Disorder||Original Code||New Code|
|Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder||F50.8||F50.89|
|Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder||F34.8||F34.81|
|Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder||L98.1||F42.4|
|Gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults||F64.1||F64.0|
|Other specified depressive disorder||F32.8||F32.89|
|Other specified feeding or eating disorder||F50.8||F50.89|
|Other specified obsessive-compulsive/related disorder||F42||F42.8|
|Pica, in adults||F50.8||F50.89|
|Premenstrual dysphoric disorder||N94.3||F32.81|
|Social (pragmatic) communication disorder||F80.89||F80.82|
|Unspecified obsessive-compulsive/related disorder||F42||F42.9|
A printable version of this list is available online. It includes the diagnoses in both alphabetical order and the order in which they appear in the DSM-5.
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