ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V71.09

Observ-mental cond NEC

Diagnosis Code V71.09

ICD-9: V71.09
Short Description: Observ-mental cond NEC
Long Description: Observation for other suspected mental condition
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V71.09

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V71 Observation and evaluation for suspected conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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
  • Hypochondria
  • Somatization disorder
  • Somatoform pain disorder

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