anxiety disorder

Unspecified Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Related DSM–5 Diagnosis




Unspecified Anxiety Disorder 300.00 (F41.9)

Information related to Unspecified Anxiety Disorder as well as the specific symptoms follow below. While some of these Unspecified Anxiety Disorder symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical professionals, and others, only properly trained mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis.




A multitude of factors are considered in addition to the psychological symptoms in making a proper diagnosis, including medical and psychological testing considerations. This information is for information purposes only and should never replace the judgment and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician.

Unspecified Anxiety Disorder diagnostic criteria 300.00 (F41.9):

This category applies to presentations in which symptoms characteristic of an anxiety disorder that causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning predominate but do not meet the full criteria for any of the disorders in the anxiety disorders diagnostic class. The unspecified anxiety disorder category is used in situations in which the clinician chooses not to specify the reason that the criteria are not met for specific anxiety disorder, and includes presentations in which there is insufficient information to make a more specific diagnosis (e.g. in emergency room settings).

Diagnostic Information and Criterion for Anxiety Disorders adapted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition American Psychological Association by Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist



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