F40.8: Other phobic anxiety disorders

You are more anxious than usual about something in particular.

Anxiety is an unpleasant sensation of threat. There are mental conditions that leave you feeling more anxious than normal or anxious without just cause. There are a variety of reasons for these mental disorders. Physical and mental influences can play a role.

You are anxious about something very specific. This may include certain situations, things or animals.

Anxiety leads to a range of symptoms appearing. For example, they may feel unsafe and light-headed or feel that they are losing control. Possible other symptoms are things like dizziness or palpitations. They can also feel it is more difficult to breathe.

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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