ICD-9 Code 307.9

Other and unspecified special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified

Not Valid for Submission

307.9 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other and unspecified special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 307.9
Short Description:Special symptom NEC/NOS
Long Description:Other and unspecified special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified

Convert 307.9 to ICD-10

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

  • F63.3 - Trichotillomania
  • R45.1 - Restlessness and agitation

Code Classification

  • Mental disorders (290–319)
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 307 Special symptoms or syndromes, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Abnormal affect
  • Abnormal craving for drugs
  • Actions not completed
  • Adult habitual masturbation
  • Agitated wandering
  • Aimless overactivity
  • Alternately sitting and standing
  • Ambulatory automatism
  • Arms not swung when walking
  • Attachment avoidant
  • Automanipulatory vulvoclitoral habituation
  • Auto-masturbation
  • Bad trips
  • Behavior showing reduced motor activity
  • Biting own fingers
  • Biting own toes
  • Bizarre dreams
  • Callosity due to biting and/or chewing
  • Catatonic reaction
  • Chewing hair
  • Communication disorder
  • Complex mannerisms - behavior
  • Compulsive drug taking
  • Compulsive uncontrollable drug taking
  • Conscientious
  • Demoralization
  • Denial - mental defense mechanism
  • Digit sucking
  • Disorientated in place
  • Disorientation as to self
  • Disorientation for person
  • Dysphoric mood
  • Excessive chewing
  • Excessive craving for drugs
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Excessive spitting
  • Eye poking
  • Feeling agitated
  • Feeling hatred
  • Fidgeting
  • Finger-flicking
  • Flashbacks have stopped
  • Foreign body chewing
  • Gesticulation
  • Habit
  • Habitual finger biting
  • Habitual hair twisting
  • Habitual hand biting
  • Habitual nocturnal eating of own hair
  • Habitual pulling own hair
  • Hand sucking
  • High-pitched crowing
  • Impaired psychomotor development
  • Implement sucking
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Inappropriate movement of face
  • Incomplete masturbation
  • Insecure attachment
  • Insecure avoidant attachment
  • Inserting foreign bodies into own orifices
  • Juvenile masturbation
  • Kicking other person
  • Language disorder of dementia
  • Lisping
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activity
  • Markedly diminished pleasure
  • Masturbation
  • Mentally dull
  • Misery and unhappiness reaction of childhood
  • Mutual masturbation
  • Nail biting
  • Nail dystrophy due to nail picking
  • Nipping self
  • Non-organic communication disorder
  • Non-organic communication disorder in remission
  • Nose-picking
  • On examination - agitated
  • On examination - fearful mood
  • On examination - impulsive behavior
  • On examination - irreverent behavior
  • On examination - irritable
  • On examination - suspicious
  • Onychotillomania
  • Pacing up and down
  • Pen sucking
  • Physical aggression
  • Poking fingers into wound
  • Powerlessness, moderate
  • Pseudomasturbation
  • Psychogenic dyskinesia
  • Public masturbation
  • Pulling out sutures
  • Pulling own teeth out
  • Rambling speech
  • Reinforced aggression
  • Removing own nails
  • Repetitive finger tapping
  • Repetitive flapping movements
  • Repetitive flicking movements
  • Repetitive hand wringing
  • Repetitive questioning
  • Repetitive spinning movements
  • Repetitive tail chasing
  • Repetitive tapping movements
  • Resistiveness to physical care
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Scalp rubbing
  • Screws up eyes
  • Screws up face
  • Self-asphyxiation during masturbation
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual harassment
  • Shooting self
  • Slapping self
  • Sleep state misperception
  • Squirming
  • Stillness
  • Structure of associations
  • Substance misuse behavior
  • Substance misuse decreased
  • Substance misuse increased
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue chewing
  • Tongue sucking
  • Tongue sucking or chewing
  • Twirling
  • Unpleasant dreams
  • Vocal abuse in children

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 307.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.