New DSM-5 Codes Effective for Appointments on October 1, 2016

By TherapyNotes, LLC on October 4, 2016
DSM-5 Updates

The American Psychiatric Association revised several diagnostic codes within the DSM-5. For all appointments on October 1, 2016 or later, be sure to use the new codes.

We have already incorporated the code changes into the TherapyNotes integrated DSM-5 search. However, when you do a note for a patient that already has a diagnosis, the old codes will be copied forward. Be sure to update all diagnosis codes for these patients upon their next note. Once you make the change, TherapyNotes will use the new diagnostic codes thereafter.

The table below summarizes the changes made by the APA.

Disorder Original Code New Code
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder F50.8 F50.89
Binge-Eating Disorder F50.8 F50.81
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder F34.8 F34.81
Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder L98.1 F42.4
Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults F64.1 F64.0
Hoarding Disorder F42 F42.3
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder F42 F42.2
Other Specified Depressive Disorder F32.8 F32.89
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder F50.8 F50.89
Other Specified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder F42 F42.8
Pica, in adults F50.8 F50.89
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder N94.3 F32.81
Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder F80.89 F80.82
Unspecified Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder F42 F42.9

Information provided by the American Psychiatric Association at

* The content of this post is intended to serve as general advice and information. It is not to be taken as legal advice and may not account for all rules and regulations in every jurisdiction. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.


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