ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R45.6

Violent behavior

Diagnosis Code R45.6

ICD-10: R45.6
Short Description: Violent behavior
Long Description: Violent behavior
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R45.6

Valid for Submission
The code R45.6 is valid for submission for 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.
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  • Aggressive biting
  • Arson
  • Biting other person
  • Breaking windows
  • Bullying
  • Bullying
  • Cruelty
  • Cutting other person
  • Destructive behavior
  • Destructive behavior
  • Destructive behavior
  • Destructive behavior toward property
  • Destructive behavior toward property
  • Destructive behavior toward property
  • Drowning other person
  • Emotional bullying
  • Fighting
  • Garrotting other person
  • Gouging other person
  • Grabbing hold of other person
  • Hitting other person
  • Hitting other person with object
  • Intimidation
  • Lashing out at other person
  • Malicious damage
  • Mocking
  • Nipping other person
  • Physical aggression
  • Physical bullying
  • Physically threatening behavior
  • Pinching other person
  • Pulling other person's hair
  • Punching other person
  • Pushing other person
  • Redirected aggression
  • Reinforced aggression
  • Sadistic torture
  • Scratching other person
  • Shooting other person
  • Slapping other person
  • Slashing other person with sharp object
  • Smashing up furniture
  • Stabbing other person
  • Strangling other person
  • Suffocating other person
  • Suffocating other person through smothering
  • Threatening behavior
  • Torture
  • Vandalism
  • Vandalism
  • Violent acts towards others

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Illness anxiety disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Somatic symptom disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)

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