Find a clear chart with the updated and consolidated codes for bipolar disorder below.

Since the DSM-5 was published in 2013, updates have been made to the codes for bipolar I and bipolar II disorders. After a long period of revisions and adaptation, the ICD-10 coding system replaced the ICD-9 code set on October 1, 2015.

The main goals of changing to the ICD-10 system were to:

  • increase the specificity of diagnoses
  • keep up to date with changes in clinical practices and medical technology
  • improve tracking of conditions

The change to ICD-10 has had a relatively small impact on the rates of bipolar diagnoses, unlike those of some other medical conditions.

For your convenience, we’ve displayed the new ICD-10-CM codes for bipolar disorder here, with the old DSM-IV codes listed below.

Bipolar I disorder

Current episode:HypomanicManicDepressiveMixed
UnspecifiedF31.0F31.10F31.30F31.60
MildN/AF31.11F31.31F31.61
ModerateN/AF31.12F31.32F31.62
SevereN/AF31.13F31.4F31.63
With psychotic featuresN/AF31.2F31.5F31.64
In partial remissionF31.71F31.73F31.75F31.77
In full remissionF31.72F31.74F31.76F31.78

Related codes

  • F31.8 Other bipolar disorders
  • F31.81 Bipolar II disorder
  • F31.89 Other bipolar disorder
  • F31.9 Bipolar disorder, unspecified
  • F34.0 Cyclothymic disorder

Now consolidated: Bipolar — Single Manic

  • 296 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, unspecified
  • 296.01 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, mild
  • 296.02 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, moderate
  • 296.03 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, severe without psychotic features
  • 296.04 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, severe with psychotic features
  • 296.05 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, in partial remission
  • 296.06 Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, in full remission

Now consolidated: Bipolar — Manic

  • 296.4 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode hypomanic
  • 296.4 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, unspecified
  • 296.41 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, mild
  • 296.42 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, moderate
  • 296.43 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, severe without psychotic features
  • 296.44 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, severe with psychotic features
  • 296.45 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, in partial remission
  • 296.46 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode manic, in full remission

Now consolidated: Bipolar — Depressed

  • 296.5 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, unspecified
  • 296.51 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, mild
  • 296.52 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, moderate
  • 296.53 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, severe without psychotic features
  • 296.54 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, severe with psychotic features
  • 296.55 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, in partial remission
  • 296.56 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed, in full remission

Now consolidated: Bipolar — Mixed

  • 296.6 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, unspecified
  • 296.61 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, mild
  • 296.62 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, moderate
  • 296.63 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, severe without psychotic features
  • 296.64 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, severe with psychotic features
  • 296.65 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, in partial remission
  • 296.66 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode mixed, in full remission
  • 296.7 Bipolar I disorder, most recent episode unspecified
  • 296.8 Bipolar disorder NOS
  • 296.89 Bipolar II disorder
  • 296.9 Mood disorder NOS

If you’ve given your patient a bipolar disorder diagnosis, it may be helpful to provide them with additional resources for use outside your sessions.

Becoming more familiar with their condition may help them be more open with their support systems and adhere to medication and treatment recommendations.

We’ve included some resources for you to explore and share with your patients.

General information for patients with bipolar I disorder:

Resources for patients with bipolar II disorder:

Tips and recommendations on how to best manage bipolar disorder:

Resources for people with cyclothymic disorder:

Resources for people with mixed episodes of bipolar disorder: