Depression ICD 10 and F32

Posted by: asfandyar.barki Posted on: February 27, 2023 Comments: 0

ICD-10 is
the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases
and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World
Health Organization (WHO).

The code
F32.0 refers to a specific type of depression called “major depressive
episode” in ICD-10. This is a mental disorder characterized by persistent
feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities, which
can affect a person’s ability to function in their daily life. The diagnosis of
major depressive episode requires that the symptoms have been present for at
least two weeks. The specific code can change depending on the type of
depression present and if it has any associated features such as melancholic or
atypical features. It’s important to note that a proper diagnosis should be
made by a qualified healthcare professional.