Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 301.3
Explosive personality disorder
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Explosive personality.
  • ICD-9-CM 301.3 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 301.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Aggressive behavior (finding)
  • Aggressive behavior disorder
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Behavior disorder, aggressive
Clinical Information
  • Disorder characterized by discrete episodes of loss of control of aggressive impulses that may result in serious assault or destruction of property.
  • Form of behavior which leads to self-assertion; it may arise from innate drives and/or a response to frustration; may be manifested by destructive and attacking behavior, by covert attitudes of hostility and obstructionism, or by healthy self-expressive drive to mastery.
  • Tendency to display unpredictable and rapidly changing emotions or moods.
301.3 Excludes
Applies To
  • Aggressive:
    • personality
    • reaction
  • Aggressiveness
  • Emotional instability (excessive)
  • Pathological emotionality
  • Quarrelsomeness
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 301.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F60.3 Borderline personality disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 301.3:
  • Aggressiveness 301.3
  • Disorder - see also Disease
  • Emotional
    • instability (excessive) 301.3
  • Emotionality, pathological 301.3
  • Instability
    • emotional (excessive) 301.3
  • Labile
    • emotions, emotionality 301.3
  • Pathologic, pathological - see also condition
    • emotionality 301.3
  • Personality
    • aggressive 301.3
    • epileptoid 301.3
    • explosive 301.3
  • Quarrelsomeness 301.3
  • Reaction
    • aggressive 301.3
      • unsocialized (see also Disturbance, conduct) 312.0
    • immaturity NEC 301.89
      • aggressive 301.3
      • emotional instability 301.59
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