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DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder

Old Codes (i.e., listed in DSM-IV)

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

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

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

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


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Grohol, J. (2019). DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes for Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 18, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dsm-5-diagnostic-codes-for-bipolar-disorder/
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