Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F98.8

Other specified behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence

  • F98.8 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, F98.8 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Common form of habitual body manipulation which is an expression of tension.
Applicable To
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Nail-biting
  • Nose-picking
  • Thumb-sucking
Description Synonyms
  • Nail biting
  • Thumb sucking
ICD-10-CM Coding Information
  • F98.8 is only applicable to pediatric patients aged 0 - 17 years inclusive.
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 2 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F98.8 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F98.8 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM F98.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 886 Behavioral & developmental disorders
Convert ICD-10-CM F98.8 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F98.8:
  • Attention (to)
  • deficit disorder or syndrome F98.8
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • attention (disorder) (syndrome) F98.8
  • Impediment, speech R47.9
  • psychogenic (childhood) F98.8
  • Masturbation (excessive) F98.8
  • Nail - see also condition
  • biting F98.8
  • Nose-picking F98.8
  • Onanism (excessive) F98.8
  • Onychophagia F98.8
  • Picking, nose F98.8
  • Speech
  • defect, disorder, disturbance, impediment R47.9
    psychogenic, in childhood and adolescence F98.8
  • Sucking thumb, child (excessive) F98.8
  • Thumb - see also condition
  • sucking (child problem) F98.8