Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F41.1

Generalized anxiety disorder

  • F41.1 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, F41.1 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A condition marked by excessive worry and feelings of fear, dread, and uneasiness that last six months or longer. Other symptoms of gad include being restless, being tired or irritable, muscle tension, not being able to concentrate or sleep well, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, sweating, and dizziness.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by excessive and difficult-to-control worry about a number of life situations. The worry is accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, inability to concentrate, irritability, muscle tension, and/or sleep disturbance and lasts for at least 6 months.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by free-floating, persistent, and excessive worry for at least six months.
  • Apprehension of danger and dread accompanied by restlessness, tension, tachycardia, and dyspnea unattached to a clearly identifiable stimulus.
  • Apprehension or fear of impending actual or imagined danger, vulnerability, or uncertainty.
  • Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include
    • panic disorder
    • obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • post-traumatic stress disorder
    • phobias
    • generalized anxiety disorder
    treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.
  • Feeling of distress or apprehension whose source is unknown
  • Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with anxiety disorders.
  • Feelings of fear, dread, and uneasiness that may occur as a reaction to stress. A person with anxiety may sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heart beat. Extreme anxiety that happens often over time may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
  • Term was discontinued in 1997. In 2000, the term was removed from all records containing it, and replaced with anxiety disorders, its postable counterpart.
  • Unpleasant, but not necessarily pathological, emotional state resulting from an unfounded or irrational perception of danger; compare with fear and clinical anxiety.
  • Vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response (the source often nonspecific or unknown to the individual); a feeling of apprehension caused by anticipation of danger. It is an alerting signal that warns of impending danger and enables the individual to take measures to deal with threat.
Applicable To
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Anxiety reaction
  • Anxiety state
  • Overanxious disorder
Description Synonyms
  • Anxiety disorder, generalized
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Overanxious disorder of childhood
Type 2 Excludes
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 25 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F41.1 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F41.1 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM F41.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 880 Acute adjustment reaction & psychosocial dysfunction
Convert ICD-10-CM F41.1 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F41.1: