Behavior

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term behavior to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Behavior
    • antisocial
      • adult - Z72.811 Adult antisocial behavior
      • child or adolescent - Z72.810 Child and adolescent antisocial behavior
    • disorder, disturbance - See: Disorder, conduct;
    • disruptive - See: Disorder, conduct;
    • drug seeking - Z76.5 Malingerer [conscious simulation]
    • inexplicable - R46.2 Strange and inexplicable behavior
    • marked evasiveness - R46.5 Suspiciousness and marked evasiveness
    • obsessive-compulsive - R46.81 Obsessive-compulsive behavior
    • overactivity - R46.3 Overactivity
    • poor responsiveness - R46.4 Slowness and poor responsiveness
    • self-damaging (life-style) - Z72.89 Other problems related to lifestyle
    • sleep-incompatible - Z72.821 Inadequate sleep hygiene
    • slowness - R46.4 Slowness and poor responsiveness
    • specified NEC - R46.89 Other symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior
    • strange (and inexplicable) - R46.2 Strange and inexplicable behavior
    • suspiciousness - R46.5 Suspiciousness and marked evasiveness
    • type A pattern - Z73.1 Type A behavior pattern
    • undue concern or preoccupation with stressful events - R46.6 Undue concern and preoccupation with stressful events
    • verbosity and circumstantial detail obscuring reason for contact - R46.7 Verbosity and circumstantial detail obscuring reason for contact

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to behavior within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Adult: A person having attained full growth or maturity. Adults are of 19 through 44 years of age. For a person between 19 and 24 years of age, YOUNG ADULT is available.

Behavior: The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.