ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V40.1

Prob with communication

Diagnosis Code V40.1

ICD-9: V40.1
Short Description: Prob with communication
Long Description: Mental and behavioral problems with communication [including speech]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V40.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V40 Mental and behavioral problems

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Circumlocution
  • Conversational disorder
  • Difficulty commenting on events
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Difficulty communicating about self
  • Difficulty communicating feelings
  • Difficulty communicating in different places
  • Difficulty communicating intentions
  • Difficulty communicating needs and wishes
  • Difficulty communicating on different occasions
  • Difficulty communicating thoughts
  • Difficulty communicating with different people
  • Difficulty directing attention
  • Difficulty expressing self
  • Difficulty finding words
  • Difficulty greeting
  • Difficulty imitating forms of communication
  • Difficulty imitating gesture
  • Difficulty imitating words
  • Difficulty inferring meaning
  • Difficulty initiating conversation
  • Difficulty initiating words
  • Difficulty maintaining conversation
  • Difficulty making conversation
  • Difficulty performing recreational use of conversation
  • Difficulty playing with words and meaning
  • Difficulty presupposing in conversation
  • Difficulty speaking at normal rate
  • Difficulty speaking fluently
  • Difficulty speaking intelligibly
  • Difficulty talking
  • Difficulty using a non-speech system for communication
  • Difficulty using automatic language
  • Difficulty using body language
  • Difficulty using different forms of conversation
  • Difficulty using grammatical constructions
  • Difficulty using language
  • Difficulty using non-verbal communication
  • Difficulty using self-expression
  • Difficulty using speech appropriately
  • Difficulty using the elements of language
  • Difficulty using verbal communication
  • Difficulty using words
  • Language difficulty
  • Perseveration
  • Repetition failure
  • Repetition of phrases
  • Sociolinguistic disorder
  • Unable to adapt conversation to context
  • Unable to ask questions
  • Unable to choose topics of conversation
  • Unable to communicate
  • Unable to communicate about self
  • Unable to communicate feelings
  • Unable to communicate in different places
  • Unable to communicate intentions
  • Unable to communicate needs and wishes
  • Unable to communicate on different occasions
  • Unable to direct attention
  • Unable to express self
  • Unable to find words
  • Unable to greet
  • Unable to imitate forms of communication
  • Unable to infer meaning
  • Unable to initiate words
  • Unable to join in conversation
  • Unable to maintain conversation
  • Unable to make self understood
  • Unable to perform recreational use of conversation
  • Unable to play with words and meaning
  • Unable to presuppose in conversation
  • Unable to speak
  • Unable to speak at normal rate
  • Unable to speak fluently
  • Unable to speak intelligibly
  • Unable to take turns in conversation
  • Unable to talk
  • Unable to talk while playing
  • Unable to use a non-speech system for communication
  • Unable to use automatic language
  • Unable to use body language
  • Unable to use different forms of conversation
  • Unable to use grammatical constructions
  • Unable to use language
  • Unable to use non-verbal communication
  • Unable to use self-expression
  • Unable to use speech appropriately
  • Unable to use the elements of language
  • Unable to use verbal communication
  • Unable to use words
  • Unable to write

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V40.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Problem (with) V49.9
      • communication V40.1
      • speech V40.1

Information for Patients

Speech and Communication Disorders

Also called: Communication disorders

Many disorders can affect our ability to speak and communicate. They range from saying sounds incorrectly to being completely unable to speak or understand speech. Causes include

  • Hearing disorders and deafness
  • Voice problems, such as dysphonia or those caused by cleft lip or palate
  • Speech problems like stuttering
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke

Some speech and communication problems may be genetic. Often, no one knows the causes. By first grade, about 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders. Speech and language therapy can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysarthria - care
  • Phonological disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Speech impairment (adult)

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