F18.2: Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of volatile solvents Dependence syndrome

You are dependent on solvents.

You have consumed volatile solvents. Volatile solvents are substances that evaporate easily. These solvents are found in things like glues and lacquers. Solvents can be inhaled or sniffed, for example.

You are dependent on solvents. When you are dependent on solvents, you have a constant strong desire to consume solvents. You may then find it difficult to control your consumption and need more and more solvents. Not consuming solvents may then lead to you having physical or mental problems. The addiction may cause you to neglect other things in your day-to-day life.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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