Diagnosis Code F43.12
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 309.81 - Posttraumatic stress dis (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- 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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Traumatic events and children (Medical Encyclopedia)