Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F90.9

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type

  • F90.9 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, F90.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A behavior disorder in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
  • A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (from dsm-iv)
  • A disorder characterized by a marked pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is inconsistent with developmental level and clearly interferes with functioning in at least two settings (e.g. At home and at school). At least some of the symptoms must be present before the age of 7 years.
  • Is it hard for your child to sit still? does your child act without thinking first? does your child start but not finish things? if so, your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but adhd lasts more than 6 months and causes problems in school, at home and in social situations. Adhd is more common in boys than girls. It affects 3-5 percent of all american children.the main features of adhd are
    • inattention
    • hyperactivity
    • impulsivity
    no one knows exactly what causes adhd. It sometimes runs in families, so genetics may be a factor. There may also be environmental factors.a complete evaluation by a trained professional is the only way to know for sure if your child has adhd. Treatment may include medicine to control symptoms, therapy, or both. Structure at home and at school is important. Parent training may also help.
Applicable To
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder of childhood or adolescence NOS
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Adhd
  • Articulation disorder due to hyperkinesis
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Conduct disorder, hyperkinetic
  • Developmental articulation disorder due to hyperkinesis
  • Developmental speech disorder due to hyperkinesis
  • Hyperkinetic conduct disorder
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 5 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F90.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F90.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM F90.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 886 Behavioral & developmental disorders
Convert ICD-10-CM F90.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F90.9: