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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:


manichypomanic depressed
With psychotic features296.44NA296.54
In partial remission296.45296.45296.55
In full remission296.46296.46296.56

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).


Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Steve Bressert, Ph.D. is an author and retired as a professional in clinical practice. He has been writing about psychology and mental health issues since 1998.

APA Reference
Bressert, S. (2019). DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 7, 2019, from
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