Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V40.9
Unspecified mental or behavioral problem
  • Short description: Mental/behavior prob NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM V40.9 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 V40.9 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 V40.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V40.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adult behavioral problem
  • Behavioral disability
  • Difficult temperament
  • Difficulty coming to terms with altered body image
  • Infant behavior alteration
  • Mental health impairment
  • Mental health problem
  • On examination - distressed
  • Problem behavior in adult
  • Regression through acting out
  • Regression through actualizing
  • Regression through enacting
  • Regression through recapitulation
  • Repressing thoughts
  • Repression - mental defense mechanism
  • Repression through forgetting
  • Temperamental
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V40.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F69 Unspecified disorder of adult personality and behavior
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V40.9:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • emotional (see also Disorder, mental, nonpsychotic) V40.9
  • Distress
    • emotional V40.9
    • mental V40.9
  • Problem (with) V49.9
    • behavioral V40.9
    • mental V40.9
    • mental hygiene, adult V40.9
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