Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F34.1

Dysthymic disorder

  • F34.1 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, F34.1 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic.
  • An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.
  • Chronic affective disorder characterized by either relatively mild depressive symptoms or marked loss of pleasure in usual activities.
  • Chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day more days than not for at least 2 years. The required minimum duration in children to make this diagnosis is 1 year. During periods of depressed mood, at least 2 of the following additional symptoms are present: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self esteem, poor concentration or difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness. (dsm-iv)
Applicable To
  • Depressive neurosis
  • Depressive personality disorder
  • Dysthymia
  • Neurotic depression
  • Persistent anxiety depression
Description Synonyms
  • Chronic depressive personality disorder
  • Depressive personality disorder, chronic
Type 2 Excludes
  • anxiety depression (mild or not persistent) (F41.8)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 6 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F34.1 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F34.1 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM F34.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 881 Depressive neuroses
Convert ICD-10-CM F34.1 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F34.1: