ICD-9-CM 300.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 300.4 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).
A term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic
Chronic affective disorder characterized by either relatively mild depressive symptoms or marked loss of pleasure in usual activities
Chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day more days than not for at least 2 years. The required minimum duration in children to make this diagnosis is 1 year. During periods of depressed mood, at least 2 of the following additional symptoms are present: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self esteem, poor concentration or difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness. (dsm-iv)
Depression precipitated by events in a person's life
adjustment reaction with depressive symptoms (309.0-309.1)
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