ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R46.89

Other symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior

Diagnosis Code R46.89

ICD-10: R46.89
Short Description: Other symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior
Long Description: Other symptoms and signs involving appearance and behavior
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R46.89

Valid for Submission
The code R46.89 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 appearance and behavior (R46)

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.

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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  • Abnormal compulsive behavior
  • Abnormal illness behavior
  • Clenching teeth
  • Concerned about appearance
  • Defiant behavior
  • Delinquent behavior
  • Disorganized infant response to environment
  • Easily distracted
  • Excessive exercise
  • Excessive exercising to lose weight
  • Excessive spitting
  • Explosive behavior
  • Finding of cleanliness of nail
  • Finding of general nail condition
  • Finding of nail hygiene
  • Grinding teeth
  • Harmful oral hygeine habit
  • Impairment of acceptance of health status
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Inappropriate illness behavior
  • Inappropriate self disclosure
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Marfanoid physique
  • Nails dirty
  • Non-compliant behavior
  • On examination - behavioral
  • On examination - care poor
  • On examination - irreverent behavior
  • On examination - poor dental hygiene
  • On examination - state of care
  • Oral hygiene finding
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Preoccupation with body weight
  • Resistiveness to physical care
  • Social behavior
  • Unable to adhere to rules and boundaries
  • Uncertain behavior
  • Unusual change in behavior
  • Wearing of nails

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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