R45.86 - Emotional lability

Version 2022
No Valid Principal Dx
ICD-10:R45.86
Short Description:Emotional lability
Long Description:Emotional lability
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2022
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)

R45.86 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of emotional lability. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

This code might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal affect, becomes angry very easily, cyclic mood swings, depression worse in morning, depression worse later in day , difficulty controlling anger, etc.

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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Approximate Synonyms

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)