2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F40.1

Social phobias

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • F40.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM F40.1 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F40.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 F40.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Anthropophobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder of childhood
  • Social neurosis
The following code(s) above F40.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F40.1:
  • F01-F99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
Clinical Information
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the individual believes that he or she will be scrutinized by others. Exposure to social situations immediately provokes an anxiety response. In adults, the social phobia is recognized as excessive or unreasonable.
  • Extreme apprehension or fear of social interaction or social situations in general. Compare social anxiety.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to F40.1:
  • Type 2 Excludes: F93.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F93.0

    Separation anxiety disorder of childhood

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • mood [affective] disorders (F30-F39)
    • nonpsychotic mental disorders (F40-F48)
    • phobic anxiety disorder of childhood (F40.8)
    • social phobia (F40.1)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F40.1
F34.8 Other persistent mood [affective] disorders
F34.81 Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
F34.89 Other specified persistent mood disorders
F34.9 Persistent mood [affective] disorder, unspecified
F39 Unspecified mood [affective] disorder
F40 Phobic anxiety disorders
F40.0 Agoraphobia
F40.00 …… unspecified
F40.01 …… with panic disorder
F40.02 …… without panic disorder
F40.1 Social phobias
F40.10 Social phobia, unspecified
F40.11 Social phobia, generalized
F40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias
F40.21 Animal type phobia
F40.210 Arachnophobia
F40.218 Other animal type phobia
F40.22 Natural environment type phobia
F40.220 Fear of thunderstorms
F40.228 Other natural environment type phobia
F40.23 Blood, injection, injury type phobia

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.