Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 301.83
Borderline personality disorder
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Borderline personality.
  • ICD-9-CM 301.83 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 301.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Personality disorder, borderline
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an enduring pattern of unstable self-image and mood together with volatile interpersonal relationships, self-damaging impulsivity, recurrent suicidal threats or gestures and/or self-mutilating behavior.
  • A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (dsm-iv)
  • A serious mental illness marked by unstable moods and impulsive behavior. People with bpd have problems with relationships, family and work life, long-term planning, and self-identity. Symptoms include intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may lead to self-injury or suicide, drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, binge eating, or risky sex. A person with bpd who is diagnosed with cancer may be at an increased risk of suicide.
  • Personality disorder with maladaptive patterns of behavior characterized by impulsive and unpredictable actions, mood instability, and unstable interpersonal relationships.
  • Severe personality disorder that develops in early childhood; characterized by a lack of control of anger, intense and frequent mood changes, impulsive acts, disturbed interpersonal relationships, and life-threatening behaviors.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 301.83 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F60.3 Borderline personality disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 301.83:
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