2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F60.3

Borderline personality disorder

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • F60.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F60.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F60.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 F60.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Aggressive personality (disorder)
  • Emotionally unstable personality disorder
  • Explosive personality (disorder)
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (F60.3) and the excluded code together.
  • antisocial personality disorder (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F60.2

    Antisocial personality disorder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Amoral personality (disorder)
    • Asocial personality (disorder)
    • Dissocial personality disorder
    • Psychopathic personality (disorder)
    • Sociopathic personality (disorder)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • conduct disorders (F91.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • borderline personality disorder (F60.3)
    F60.2
    )
The following code(s) above F60.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F60.3:
  • F01-F99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Emotionally unstable
  • Emotionally unstable personality disorder
  • Explosive personality disorder
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an enduring pattern of unstable self-image and mood together with volatile interpersonal relationships, self-damaging impulsivity, recurrent suicidal threats or gestures and/or self-mutilating behavior.
  • A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (dsm-iv)
  • A serious mental illness marked by unstable moods and impulsive behavior. People with bpd have problems with relationships, family and work life, long-term planning, and self-identity. Symptoms include intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may lead to self-injury or suicide, drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, binge eating, or risky sex. A person with bpd who is diagnosed with cancer may be at an increased risk of suicide.
  • Disorder characterized by discrete episodes of loss of control of aggressive impulses that may result in serious assault or destruction of property.
  • Personality disorder with maladaptive patterns of behavior characterized by impulsive and unpredictable actions, mood instability, and unstable interpersonal relationships.
  • Severe personality disorder that develops in early childhood; characterized by a lack of control of anger, intense and frequent mood changes, impulsive acts, disturbed interpersonal relationships, and life-threatening behaviors.
ICD-10-CM F60.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 883 Disorders of personality and impulse control

Convert F60.3 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to F60.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: F60.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F60.2

    Antisocial personality disorder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Amoral personality (disorder)
    • Asocial personality (disorder)
    • Dissocial personality disorder
    • Psychopathic personality (disorder)
    • Sociopathic personality (disorder)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • conduct disorders (F91.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • borderline personality disorder (F60.3)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to F60.3:
  • Borderline
    • personality F60.3
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • personality F60.9
      - see also Personality
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F60.9

      Personality disorder, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Character disorder NOS
      • Character neurosis NOS
      • Pathological personality NOS
      • aggressive F60.3
      • borderline F60.3
      • emotional instability F60.3
      • explosive F60.3
      • labile F60.3
      • unstable F60.3 (emotional)
  • Emotionality, pathological F60.3
  • Excitability, abnormal, under minor stress F60.3 (personality disorder)
  • Instability
    • emotional F60.3 (excessive)
    • personality F60.3 (emotional)
  • Personality (disorder) F60.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F60.9

    Personality disorder, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Character disorder NOS
    • Character neurosis NOS
    • Pathological personality NOS
    • aggressive F60.3
    • borderline F60.3
    • emotionally unstable F60.3
    • explosive F60.3
    • labile F60.3 (emotional)
    • unstable F60.3 (emotional)
  • Quarrelsomeness F60.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F60.3
F55.1 Abuse of herbal or folk remedies
F55.2 Abuse of laxatives
F55.3 Abuse of steroids or hormones
F55.4 Abuse of vitamins
F55.8 Abuse of other non-psychoactive substances
F59 Unspecified behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors
F60 Specific personality disorders
F60.0 Paranoid personality disorder
F60.1 Schizoid personality disorder
F60.2 Antisocial personality disorder
F60.3 Borderline personality disorder
F60.4 Histrionic personality disorder
F60.5 Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
F60.6 Avoidant personality disorder
F60.7 Dependent personality disorder
F60.8 Other specific personality disorders
F60.81 Narcissistic personality disorder
F60.89 Other specific personality disorders
F60.9 Personality disorder, unspecified
F63 Impulse disorders
F63.0 Pathological gambling

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.