Impulse-Control Disorders;

Adjustment Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder      Kleptomania      Pyromania

Pathological Gambling       Trichotillomania       Adjustment Disorder

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Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Coding Notes

*DSM-IV specifically mentions Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Manic Episode and psychotic disorders.





Coding Note

*Of course, setting any fire at all would usually be interpreted as evidence of impaired judgment. What this criterion tries to express is the faulty judgment usually associated with other Axis I disorders as dementia, Mental Retardation and Substance Intoxication.


Pathological Gambling




312.30 Impulse Control Disorders NOS


Adjustment Disorder

Depending on the predominant symptoms, code:

  309.0 With Depressed Mood. The patient is tearful, sad, hopeless.

  309.24 With Anxiety. The patient is nervous, fearful, worried.

  309.28 With Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood. Combination of above.

  309.3 With Disturbance of Conduct. The patient violates rules or rights of others.

  309.4 With Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct. Combinations.

  309.9 Unspecified. For example, job problems, physical complaints, social withdrawal.

Specify whether the symptoms are:

  Acute. They have lasted less than six months, or

  Chronic. They have lasted six months or more (use when stressor is chronic or has lasting effects).


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