Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 296.90
Unspecified episodic mood disorder
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 296.90 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 296.90 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 296.90 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F39 Unspecified mood [affective] disorder
Approximate Synonyms
  • Affective psychosis
  • Episodic mood disorder
  • Mild mood disorder
  • Moderate mood disorder
  • Mood disorder
  • Mood disorder in full remission
  • Mood disorder in partial remission
  • Mood disorder severe with psychosis mood incongruent
  • Mood disorder, episodic
  • Mood disorder, full remission
  • Mood disorder, mild
  • Mood disorder, moderate
  • Mood disorder, partial remission
  • Mood disorder, severe, w psychosis
  • Mood disorder, severe, w psychosis, mood congruent
  • Mood disorder, severe, w psychosis, mood incongruent
  • Mood disorder, severe, with psychosis
  • Mood disorder, severe, with psychosis, mood congruent
  • Mood disorder, severe, without psychosis
  • Mood disorder, severe, wo psychosis
  • Persistent mood disorder
  • Severe mood disorder with psychotic features
  • Severe mood disorder with psychotic features, mood-congruent
  • Severe mood disorder with psychotic features, mood-incongruent
  • Severe mood disorder without psychotic features
Clinical Information
  • A subtype of depression characterized by the inability to find pleasure in positive things combined with physical agitation, insomnia, or decreased appetite
  • Emotional behavior inappropriate for one's age or circumstances, characterized by unusual excitability, guilt, anxiety, or hostility
  • Mental disorders characterized by a disturbance in mood which is abnormally depressed or elated. Compare emotional stability or emotionally disturbed
Applies To
  • Affective psychosis NOS
  • Melancholia NOS
  • Mood disorder NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 296.90:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • affective (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.90
    • mood (see also Disorder, bipolar) 296.90
      • alcohol-induced 291.89
      • episodic 296.90
      • in conditions classified elsewhere 293.83
  • Melancholia (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.90
    • reactive (from emotional stress, psychological trauma) 298.0
  • Psychosis 298.9
  • Reaction
    • affective (see also Psychosis, affective) 296.90
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