ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 294.0

Amnestic disord oth dis

Diagnosis Code 294.0

ICD-9: 294.0
Short Description: Amnestic disord oth dis
Long Description: Amnestic disorder in conditions classified elsewhere
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 294.0

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Organic psychotic conditions (290-294)
      • 294 Other organic psychotic conditions (chronic)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Amnestic disorder
  • Momentary confabulation
  • Non-alcoholic Korsakoff's psychosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Your mind works a lot like a computer. Your brain puts information it judges to be important into "files." When you remember something, you pull up a file. Memory doesn't always work perfectly. As people grow older, it may take longer to retrieve those files. Some adults joke about having a "senior moment."

It's normal to forget things once in awhile. We've all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. Seniors who forget things more often than others their age may have mild cognitive impairment. Forgetting how to use the telephone or find your way home may be signs of a more serious problem. These include Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, stroke, depression, head injuries, thyroid problems, or reactions to certain medicines. If you're worried about your forgetfulness, see your doctor.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

  • Memory loss
  • Mental status testing
  • Remembering tips

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