Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 310.81
Pseudobulbar affect
  • ICD-9-CM 310.81 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 310.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 310.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 310.81: 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Involuntary emotional expression disorder
Code First
  • Code first underlying cause, if known, such as:
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (335.20)
    • late effect of cerebrovascular accident (438.89)
    • late effect of traumatic brain injury (907.0)
    • multiple sclerosis (340)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 310.81 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F48.2 Pseudobulbar affect
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 310.81:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • involuntary emotional expression (IEED) 310.81
  • IEED (involuntary emotional expression disorder) 310.81
  • PBA (pseudobulbar affect) 310.81
  • Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) 310.81
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