Non-specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 296.3
Major depressive disorder recurrent episode
  • There are 7 ICD-9-CM codes below 296.3 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 296.3: 2013 2014.
296.3 Excludes
  • circular type, if previous attack was of manic type (296.5)
  • depression NOS (311)
  • reactive depression (neurotic) (300.4)
Applies To
  • Any condition classifiable to 296.2, stated to be recurrent
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 296.3:
  • Climacteric (see also Menopause) 627.2
    • disease 627.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • melancholia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Depression 311
    • acute (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • agitated (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • autogenous (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • endogenous (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • involutional, climacteric, or menopausal (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • major 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • monopolar (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • psychotic (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • reactive 298.0
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • recurrent 296.3
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • depressive NEC 311
      • atypical 296.82
      • major (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
    • major depressive (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Hypothymergasia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
    • recurrent episode 296.3
  • Involution, involutional - see also condition
    • depression (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • melancholia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Manic-depressive insanity, psychosis, reaction, or syndrome (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.80
    • depressed (type), depressive 296.2
      • atypical 296.82
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Melancholia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.90
    • climacteric 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • intermittent 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • involutional 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • menopausal 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • recurrent 296.3
    • stuporous 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Menopause, menopausal (symptoms) (syndrome) 627.2
    • depression (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • agitated 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
      • psychotic 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
    • melancholia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Psychosis 298.9
    • depressive (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • atypical 296.82
      • involutional 296.2
        • with hypomania (bipolar II) 296.89
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
      • psychogenic 298.0
      • reactive (emotional stress) (psychological trauma) 298.0
      • recurrent episode 296.3
        • with hypomania (bipolar II) 296.89
      • single episode 296.2
    • involutional 298.8
      • depressive (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
      • melancholic 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
      • paranoid state 297.2
      • paraphrenia 297.2
  • Puerperal
    • melancholia 296.2
      • recurrent episode 296.3
      • single episode 296.2
  • Reaction
    • manic-depressive (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.80
    • psychotic (see also Psychosis) 298.9
      • depressive 298.0
      • due to or associated with physical condition (see also Psychosis, organic) 293.9
      • involutional (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
        • recurrent episode 296.3
        • single episode 296.2
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