Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 309.0
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Adjustmnt dis w depressn.
  • ICD-9-CM 309.0 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 309.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Adjustment disorder W depressed mood
  • Adjustment disorder w depressed mood, brief
  • Adjustment reaction, depressive, brief
  • Bereavement
  • Bereavement due to life event
  • Bereavement, complicated
  • Brief depressive adjustment reaction
  • complicated grieving
  • Grief reaction
Clinical Information
  • Feeling of great sorrow.
  • Sorrowful response to an immediate cause; self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.
  • Suffering and distress associated with loss.
309.0 Excludes
  • affective psychoses (296.0-296.9)
  • neurotic depression (300.4)
  • prolonged depressive reaction (309.1)
  • psychogenic depressive psychosis (298.0)
Applies To
  • Grief reaction
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 309.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F43.21 Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 309.0:
  • Bereavement V62.82
    • as adjustment reaction 309.0
  • Depression 311
    • situational (acute) (brief) 309.0
  • Depressive reaction - see also Reaction, depressive
    • acute (transient) 309.0
    • situational (acute) 309.0
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • adjustment (see also Reaction, adjustment) 309.9
      • with
        • anxiety 309.24
        • anxiety and depressed mood 309.28
        • depressed mood 309.0
        • disturbance of conduct 309.3
        • disturbance of emotions and conduct 309.4
  • Grief 309.0
  • Reaction
    • adjustment 309.9
      • with
      • depressive 309.0
        • with conduct disturbance 309.4
        • brief 309.0
        • prolonged 309.1
      • specified type NEC 309.89
    • depressive 300.4
      • acute 309.0
      • affective (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.2
      • brief 309.0
      • manic (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.80
      • neurotic 300.4
      • psychoneurotic 300.4
      • psychotic 298.0
    • grief (acute) (brief) 309.0
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