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DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder

Codes as per 2013 DSM-5.

Bipolar I disorder

Current or most recent episode:


manic hypomanic  depressed
Mild 296.41 NA 296.51
Moderate 296.42 NA 296.52
Severe 296.43 NA 296.53
With psychotic features 296.44 NA 296.54
In partial remission 296.45 296.45 296.55
In full remission 296.46 296.46 296.56
Unspecified 296.40 296.40 296.50

Bipolar II disorder     296.89**

**Bipolar II disorder has one diagnostic code: 296.89. Its status with respect to current severity, presence of psychotic features, course, and other specifiers cannot be coded but should be indicated in writing (e.g., 296.89 bipolar II disorder, current episode depressed, moderate severity, with mixed features).


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Grohol, J. (2020). DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 25, 2020, from
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