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    bipolar depressive disorder, severe, recurrent - do I use 29653 or 29633

    Thank you

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    Use 296.53

    Simply, 296.3x is straight depression and 296.5x is bipolar w/ depression

    296.33 Major depressive affective disorder recurrent episode severe degree without psychotic behavior

    296.53 Bipolar i disorder, most recent episode (or current) depressed severe degree without psychotic behavior

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