ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R45.81

Low self-esteem

Diagnosis Code R45.81

ICD-10: R45.81
Short Description: Low self-esteem
Long Description: Low self-esteem
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R45.81

Valid for Submission
The code R45.81 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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  • Chronic low self-esteem
  • Excessive selfcriticism
  • Fragile self-esteem
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Self-depreciation
  • Self-esteem disturbance
  • Situational low self-esteem

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