Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F42

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

    2015 Billable Code

  • F42 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, F42 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F42. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the presence of persistent and recurrent irrational thoughts (obsessions), resulting in marked anxiety and repetitive excessive behaviors (compulsions) as a way to try to decrease that anxiety.
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
  • An anxiety disorder in which a person has intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that occur repeatedly, and in which he or she feels driven to perform certain behaviors over and over again. For example, a person may worry all the time about germs and so will wash his or her hands over and over again. Having an obsessive-compulsive disorder may cause a person to have trouble carrying out daily activities.
  • Anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions: obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant; compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
  • Disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions that may interfere with the individual's daily functioning or serve as a source of distress.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have ocd, you have repeated, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. You do the same thing over and over again to try to make the thoughts go away. Those repeated actions are called compulsions. Examples of obsessions are a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt. Compulsions include washing your hands, counting, checking on things or cleaning. Untreated, ocd can take over your life.researchers think brain circuits may not work properly in people who have ocd. It tends to run in families. The symptoms often begin in children or teens. Treatments that combine medicines and therapy are often effective.
Applicable To
  • Anancastic neurosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive neurosis
Description Synonyms
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
Type 2 Excludes
  • obsessive-compulsive personality (disorder) (F60.5)
  • obsessive-compulsive symptoms occurring in depression (F32-F33)
  • obsessive-compulsive symptoms occurring in schizophrenia (F20.-)
ICD-10-CM F42 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 882 Neuroses except depressive

Convert ICD-10-CM F42 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F42:
  • Compulsion, compulsive
  • neurosis F42
    states F42
    swearing F42
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
  • obsessive-compulsive F42
    psychogenic NOS - see also condition F45.9
    compulsive F42
    obsessive F42
  • Neurosis, neurotic F48.9
  • anankastic F42
    compulsive, compulsion F42
    obsessional F42
    obsessive-compulsive F42
  • Obsession, obsessional state F42
  • Obsessive-compulsive neurosis or reaction F42
  • Reaction - see also Disorder
  • compulsive F42
    obsessive-compulsive F42
    psychoneurotic - see also Neurosis
    compulsive F42
    obsessive F42
  • Rumination R11.10
  • neurotic F42
    obsessional F42
    psychogenic F42
  • State (of)
  • compulsive F42
    mixed with obsessional thoughts F42
    obsessional F42
  • Swearing, compulsive F42