F41.0: Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety]

You have panic attacks.

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.

A panic attack involves sudden intense symptoms of anxiety. This can result in severe physical symptoms such as a rapid heartbeat, dizziness, shaking or shortness of breath. During a panic attack, your environment may also feel strange or unreal or you may also have a fear of death. These attacks are often unpredictable and have no specific trigger.

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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