ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F43.12

Post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic

Diagnosis Code F43.12

ICD-10: F43.12
Short Description: Post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic
Long Description: Post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F43.12

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (F40-F48)
      • Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders (F43)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Chronic post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic post-traumatic stress disorder following military combat
  • Chronic stress disorder
  • Dream anxiety disorder
  • Nightmares associated with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Post-trauma response
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Rape trauma syndrome
  • Rape trauma syndrome: compound reaction
  • Rape trauma syndrome: silent reaction

Information for Patients

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Also called: PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.

PTSD can cause problems like

  • Flashbacks, or feeling like the event is happening again
  • Trouble sleeping or nightmares
  • Feeling alone
  • Angry outbursts
  • Feeling worried, guilty, or sad

PTSD starts at different times for different people. Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children.

Treatment may include talk therapy, medicines, or both. Treatment might take 6 to 12 weeks. For some people, it takes longer.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Traumatic events and children

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