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Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after a psychologically traumatic event, and often includes nightmares and flash-backs about the event and an inability to enjoy life as before.

It is occassionally a cause of Suicide Map 482, which is counted separately. It rarely causes death other than by suicide, but considerable disability. The traumatic events can include serious accidents, rape or assault, military combat, torture, imprisonment, and natural disasters such as floods, fires or earthquakes. The individual was not necessarily physically hurt in the event, but has a mental inability to get over it and move on in life. This can cause difficulties at home and at work and in your social life.

Post-traumatic stress disorder caused 0.00010% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 9 deaths per billion people per year.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: F43.1,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from post traumatic stress disorder in one year.


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