Clinical Information
  • A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. You may be able to ski the world's tallest mountains but be unable to go above the 5th floor of an office building. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood. People with phobias try to avoid what they are afraid of. If they cannot, they may experience
    • panic and fear
    • rapid heartbeat
    • shortness of breath
    • trembling
    • a strong desire to get away
    treatment helps most people with phobias. Options include medicines, therapy or both.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational fear of an object, activity, or situation. The individual seeks to avoid the object, activity, or situation. In adults, the individual recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable.
  • An extreme, irrational, fear of something that may cause a person to panic. Examples of common phobias include fear of spiders, flying in an airplane, elevators, heights, enclosed rooms, crowded public places, and embarrassing oneself in front of other people.
  • Anxiety disorder characterized by intense, unrealistic, persistent fear and avoidance of an object, activity, or situation.
  • Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.
  • Continuous irrational fear about certain object, situation, or activity
  • Disorders characterized by persistent, unrealistic, intense fear of an object, activity, or situation.
F40 Phobic anxiety disorders
F40.0 Agoraphobia
F40.00 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.00 …… unspecified
F40.01 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.01 …… with panic disorder
F40.02 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.02 …… without panic disorder
F40.1 Social phobias
F40.10 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.10 Social phobia, unspecified
F40.11 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.11 Social phobia, generalized
F40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias
F40.21 Animal type phobia
F40.210 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.210 Arachnophobia
F40.218 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.218 Other animal type phobia
F40.22 Natural environment type phobia
F40.220 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.220 Fear of thunderstorms
F40.228 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.228 Other natural environment type phobia
F40.23 Blood, injection, injury type phobia
F40.230 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.230 Fear of blood
F40.231 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.231 Fear of injections and transfusions
F40.232 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.232 Fear of other medical care
F40.233 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.233 Fear of injury
F40.24 Situational type phobia
F40.240 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.240 Claustrophobia
F40.241 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.241 Acrophobia
F40.242 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.242 Fear of bridges
F40.243 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.243 Fear of flying
F40.248 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.248 Other situational type phobia
F40.29 Other specified phobia
F40.290 is a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.290 Androphobia
F40.291 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.291 Gynephobia
F40.298 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.298 Other specified phobia
F40.8 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.8 Other phobic anxiety disorders
F40.9 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F40.9 Phobic anxiety disorder, unspecified