Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F41.0

Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety] without agoraphobia

  • F41.0 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, F41.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder in which an individual experiences recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and persistent concern about having additional panic attacks. Agoraphobia is not a component of this disorder.
  • A state of extreme acute, intense anxiety and unreasoning fear accompanied by disorganization of personality function.
  • A type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected panic attacks that last minutes or, rarely, hours. Panic attacks begin with intense apprehension, fear or terror and, often, a feeling of impending doom. Symptoms experienced during a panic attack include dyspnea or sensations of being smothered; dizziness, loss of balance or faintness; choking sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; shakiness; sweating; nausea or other form of abdominal distress; depersonalization or derealization; paresthesias; hot flashes or chills; chest discomfort or pain; fear of dying and fear of not being in control of oneself or going crazy. Agoraphobia may also develop. Similar to other anxiety disorders, it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by multiple unexpected panic attacks with persistent concern of recurring attacks. Panic disorder may or may not be accompanied by agoraphobia.
  • An episode of intense fear accompanied by symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating and chills or hot flushes , a sensation of dyspnea, chest pain, abdominal distress, depersonalization, fear of going crazy, and fear of dying.
  • An episode of intense fear and anxiety that may be accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms: heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and trembling. Generally, attacks are unexpected and last no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror for no reason. You may also feel physical symptoms, such as
    • fast heartbeat
    • chest pain
    • breathing difficulty
    • dizziness
    panic attacks can happen anytime, anywhere and without warning. You may live in fear of another attack and may avoid places where you have had an attack. For some people, fear takes over their lives and they cannot leave their homes.panic disorder is more common in women than men. It usually starts when people are young adults. Sometimes it starts when a person is under a lot of stress. Most people get better with treatment. Therapy can show you how to recognize and change your thinking patterns before they lead to panic. Medicines can also help.
  • Specific psychological phenomenon characterized by sudden onset of anxiety (often unrelated to objective events), accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as tachycardia, paresthesia, flushing, and sweating.
  • Sudden extreme anxiety or fear that may cause irrational thoughts or actions. Panic may include rapid heart rate, flushing (a hot, red face), sweating, and trouble breathing.
Applicable To
  • Panic attack
  • Panic state
Description Synonyms
  • Panic disorder
  • Panic disorder without agoraphobia
  • Panic disorder wo agoraphobia
Type 1 Excludes
  • panic disorder with agoraphobia (F40.01)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 17 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F41.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F41.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM F41.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 880 Acute adjustment reaction & psychosocial dysfunction
Convert ICD-10-CM F41.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F41.0: