Mental harm, stress or strain as defined below.
CAUSE CODE EXPLANATIONS
|Use code…||…if this is the cause||Examples include these…||…but not these|
|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)|