Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F50.00

Anorexia nervosa, unspecified

  • F50.00 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, F50.00 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder most often seen in adolescent females characterized by a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, a disturbance in body image, and, in postmenarcheal females, the development of amenorrhea.
  • An eating disorder marked by an intense fear of gaining weight, a refusal to maintain a healthy weight, and a distorted body image. People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal loss of appetite for food, try to avoid eating, and eat as little as possible.
  • An eating disorder that is characterized by the lack or loss of appetite, known as anorexia. Other features include excess fear of becoming overweight; body image disturbance; significant weight loss; refusal to maintain minimal normal weight; and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females. (apa, thesaurus of psychological index terms, 1994)
  • Syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females.
  • Syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea; disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females.
Description Synonyms
  • Anorexia nervosa
ICD-10-CM F50.00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 883 Disorders of personality & impulse control
Convert ICD-10-CM F50.00 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F50.00: