F20.4: Post-schizophrenic depression
Following a bout of schizophrenia, you are suffering from depression.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness. Your thinking, perception and mood may have changed as a result. There are different reasons for this illness. Even when the illness improves, the schizophrenia may cause various symptoms for much longer.
You still have symptoms of schizophrenia, and you are suffering from depression. With depression, you may feel very down and unable to enjoy things, for example. You may feel listless or exhausted and find everyday activities harder than before. There may be physical symptoms, too.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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