Symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior (R46)

Browse all the diagnosis codes used for symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior (r46). For easy navigation, the diagnosis codes are sorted in alphabetical order and grouped by sections. Each section is clearly marked with its description, and the corresponding three-digit code range. This format makes it simple to browse diagnosis codes in this chapter or section and find what you're looking for. We've also added green checkmark icons to label billable codes, and red warning icons for non-billable ones. This makes it easy to identify which codes can be billed.

Clinical Information

Absenteeism - Chronic absence from work or other duty.

Agonistic Behavior - Any behavior associated with conflict between two individuals.

Cannibalism - Eating other individuals of one's own species.

Compulsive Behavior - The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.

Criminal Behavior - Conduct leading to commission of unlawful acts.

Cytophagocytosis - The engulfment and degradation of cells by other cells.

Hoarding - A persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions.

Hoarding Disorder - Disordered behavior associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning and persistent difficulty parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save the items and distress associated with discarding them. (from DSM-V) The quantity of collected items sets the behavior apart from normal collecting behaviors.

Negativism - State of mind or behavior characterized by extreme skepticism and persistent opposition or resistance to outside suggestions or advice. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)

Obsessive Behavior - Persistent, unwanted idea or impulse which is considered normal when it does not markedly interfere with mental processes or emotional adjustment.

Social Behavior - Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual or group usually of the same species.

Social Behavior Disorders - Behaviors which are at variance with the expected social norm and which affect other individuals.

Instructional Notations

Type 1 Excludes

A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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  • mental and behavioral disorders F01 F99