ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R48.8

Other symbolic dysfunctions

Diagnosis Code R48.8

ICD-10: R48.8
Short Description: Other symbolic dysfunctions
Long Description: Other symbolic dysfunctions
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R48.8

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving speech and voice (R47-R49)
      • Dyslexia and oth symbolic dysfunctions, NEC (R48)

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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  • Acalculia
  • Agrammatism
  • Agraphia
  • Amusia
  • Aphasia-angular gyrus syndrome
  • Aphasia-left parietal lobe syndrome
  • Dyscalculia
  • Instrumental amusia
  • Motor amusia
  • On examination - acalculia
  • On examination - agraphia
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Symbolic dysfunction
  • Vocal motor amusia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R48.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Mental Disorders

Also called: Mental illness

Mental disorders include a wide range of problems, including

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

There are many causes of mental disorders. Your genes and family history may play a role. Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, may also matter. Biological factors can also be part of the cause. A traumatic brain injury can lead to a mental disorder. A mother's exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant may play a part. Other factors may increase your risk, such as use of illegal drugs or having a serious medical condition like cancer.

Medications and counseling can help many mental disorders.

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Conversion disorder
  • Illness anxiety disorder
  • Somatic symptom disorder

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