DSM-IV codes

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DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health disorders. The DSM-IV codes are thus used by mental health professionals to describe the features of a given mental disorder and indicate how the disorder can be distinguished from other, similar problems.[1]

The coding system utilized by the DSM-IV is designed to correspond with codes from the International Classification of Diseases, commonly referred to as the ICD. Since early versions of the DSM did not correlate with ICD codes and updates of the publications for the ICD and the DSM are not simultaneous, some distinctions in the coding systems may still be present. For this reason, it is recommended that users of these manuals consult the appropriate reference when accessing diagnostic codes

Note that NOS is an abbreviation for Not Otherwise Specified, indicating a cluster of symptoms that do not clearly fit in any single diagnostic category. NOS is often a provisional diagnosis pending additional information or testing.

For an alphabetical list, see DSM-IV Codes (alphabetical).


Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence[edit]

Mental Retardation[edit]

Learning disorders[edit]

Motor skills disorders[edit]

Communication disorders[edit]

Pervasive developmental disorders[edit]

Attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders[edit]

Feeding and eating disorders of infancy or early childhood[edit]

Tic disorders[edit]

Elimination disorders[edit]

Other disorders of infancy, childhood, or adolescence[edit]


Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders[edit]



Amnestic disorders[edit]

Other cognitive disorders[edit]


Mental disorders due to a general medical condition not elsewhere classified[edit]


Substance-related disorders[edit]

Alcohol-related disorders[edit]

Amphetamine (or amphetamine-like) related disorders[edit]

Caffeine-related disorders[edit]

Cannabis-related disorders[edit]

Cocaine-related disorders[edit]

Hallucinogen-related disorders[edit]

Inhalant-related disorders[edit]

Nicotine-related disorders[edit]

Opioid-related disorders[edit]

Phencyclidine (or phencyclidine-like) related disorders[edit]

Sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorders[edit]

Polysubstance-related disorder[edit]

Other (or unknown) substance-related disorder[edit]


Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders[edit]


Mood disorders[edit]

293.83 Mood Disorder Due to...[Indicate the General Medical Condition]

296.90 Mood Disorder NOS

Depressive disorders[edit]

Bipolar disorders[edit]


Anxiety disorders[edit]


Somatoform disorders[edit]


Factitious disorders[edit]


Dissociative disorders[edit]

Sexual and gender identity disorders[edit]

Sexual dysfunctions[edit]


Gender identity disorders[edit]

Eating disorders[edit]


Sleep disorders[edit]

Primary sleep disorders[edit]


Other sleep disorders[edit]


Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified[edit]


Adjustment disorders[edit]


Personality disorders (Axis II)[edit]

Cluster A (odd or eccentric)

Cluster B (dramatic, emotional, or erratic)

Cluster C (anxious or fearful)



Additional codes[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner (2011)Psychology (2nd Edition), page 552, Worth Publishers