ICD-9 Code 304.10

Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, unspecified

Not Valid for Submission

304.10 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, unspecified. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 304.10
Short Description:Sed,hyp,anxiolyt dep-NOS
Long Description:Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, unspecified

Convert 304.10 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • F13.20 - Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, uncomplicated

Code Classification

  • Mental disorders (290–319)
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 304 Drug dependence

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Anxiolytic dependence
  • Barbiturate dependence
  • Benzodiazepine dependence
  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal delirium
  • Diazepam dependence
  • Hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence
  • Librium dependence
  • Sedative dependence

Information for Patients


Prescription Drug Abuse

If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug abuse. It could be

  • Taking a medicine that was prescribed for someone else
  • Taking a larger dose than you are supposed to
  • Taking the medicine in a different way than you are supposed to. This might be crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them.
  • Using the medicine for another purpose, such as getting high

Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. These include narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

Every medicine has some risk of side effects. Doctors take this into account when prescribing medicines. People who abuse these drugs may not understand the risks. The medicines may not be safe for them, especially at higher doses or when taken with other medicines.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Substance use -- prescription drugs

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.