Cause codes: psychological

Mental harm, stress or strain as defined below..

Cause code explanations
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1801 Post-traumatic stress disorder. Includes development of symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor (e.g., experiencing or witnessing extremely violent actions or death).  May be related to mental or physical stressors.  
1802 Mental stress, mental/physical A stressful situation results in a physical injury, such as a heart attack  
1803 Mental stress, physical/mental A mental condition resulting from physical injury or disease.  The employee sustains a physical compensable injury compounded with a mental condition directly resulting from the physical injury.   Initially this claim may be coded as a physical injury.  At some point, the mental disability becomes more severe than the original physical injury.  
1800  Psychological (mental stress, mental only) Mental harm or emotional stress or strain without physical injury or trauma. Including one or more anxiety type stress disorders, except post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (1801)

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