ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R44.0

Auditory hallucinations

Diagnosis Code R44.0

ICD-10: R44.0
Short Description: Auditory hallucinations
Long Description: Auditory hallucinations
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R44.0

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior (R40-R46)
      • Oth symptoms and signs w general sensations and perceptions (R44)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Command hallucination
  • Dissociative auditory hallucinations
  • Dissociative hallucinations
  • Hallucinations of music
  • Hallucinations of simple sounds
  • Hears mocking voices
  • Hears voices laughing at self
  • Non-verbal auditory hallucinations
  • Second person verbal auditory hallucinations
  • Third person verbal auditory hallucinations
  • Thought echo
  • Verbal auditory hallucinations

Information for Patients

Psychotic Disorders

Also called: Psychoses

Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that someone is plotting against you or that the TV is sending you secret messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there.

Schizophrenia is one type of psychotic disorder. People with bipolar disorder may also have psychotic symptoms. Other problems that can cause psychosis include alcohol and some drugs, brain tumors, brain infections, and stroke.

Treatment depends on the cause of the psychosis. It might involve drugs to control symptoms and talk therapy. Hospitalization is an option for serious cases where a person might be dangerous to himself or others.

  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Hallucinations
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Mental status testing
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder

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