Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 308.3
Other acute reactions to stress
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Acute stress react NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 308.3 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 308.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute panic state due to acute stress reaction
  • Acute post-trauma stress state
  • Acute situational disturbance
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Decreased stress tolerance
  • Muscle tension, stress related
  • Physical stress
  • Situational disturbance, acute
  • Stress-induced muscle tension
  • Tension, muscle, stress related
Clinical Information
  • Disorder characterized by the development of anxiety and dissociative symptoms as a result of exposure to a traumatic event. Symptoms last at least two days and no longer than four weeks.
308.3 Excludes
  • prolonged posttraumatic emotional disturbance (309.81)
Applies To
  • Acute situational disturbance
  • Acute stress disorder
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 308.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F43.0 Acute stress reaction
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 308.3:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • stress (see also Reaction, stress, acute) 308.3
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • situational (transient) (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
      • acute 308.3
  • Reaction
    • situational (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
      • acute, to stress 308.3
      • adjustment (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
    • stress, acute 308.9
      • with predominant disturbance (of)
      • bone or cartilage - see Fracture, stress
  • Situational
    • disturbance (transient) (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
      • acute 308.3
    • reaction (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
      • acute 308.3
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