ICD-10 Code R45.1

Restlessness and agitation

Version 2019 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx
ICD-10: R45.1
Short Description:Restlessness and agitation
Long Description:Restlessness and agitation

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 R45.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of restlessness and agitation. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
      • Symptoms and signs involving emotional state (R45)

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.

Convert R45.1 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 307.9 - Special symptom NEC/NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Agitated wandering
  • Aimless movement
  • Aimless overactivity
  • Constant movement
  • Continuously shifting in seat
  • Feeling agitated
  • Fidgeting
  • O/E - agitated
  • Pacing up and down
  • Psychomotor agitation
  • Psychomotor agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Squirming
  • Stress and adjustment reaction
  • Stress reaction with psychomotor agitation
  • Wandering

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R45.1 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Anxiety

Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Palliative care - fear and anxiety (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Separation anxiety in children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stress and your health (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.