PTSD Test

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Use this PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) test to help determine if you have the symptoms of PTSD and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for PTSD from a qualified doctor or mental health professional.

Instructions: If you suspect that you might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, complete the following PTSD self-test by clicking the "yes or "no" boxes next to each question. Click the "score" button at the bottom for an interpretation of the results.

1. Have you experienced or been exposed to a traumatic event?
2. During the traumatic event, did you experience or witness serious injury or death, or the threat of injury or death?
3. During the traumatic event did you feel intense fear, helplessness, and/or horror?
4. Do you regularly experience intrusive thoughts or images about the traumatic event?
5. Do you sometimes feel like you are re-living the event or that it is happening all over again?
6. Do you have recurrent nightmares or distressing dreams about the traumatic event?
7. Do you feel intense distress when something reminds you of the traumatic event, whether it's something you think about or something in you see?
8. Do you try to avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations that remind you of the traumatic event?
9. Do you try to avoid activities, people, or places that remind you of the traumatic event?
10. Are you unable to remember something important about the traumatic event?
11. Since the trauma took place, do you feel less interested in activities or hobbies that you once enjoyed?
12. Since the trauma took place, do you feel distant from other people or have difficulty trusting them?
13. Since the trauma took place, do you have difficulty experiencing or showing emotions?
14. Do you feel that your future will not be "normal" -- that you won't have a career, marriage, children, or a normal life span?
15. Since the traumatic event, have you had difficulty falling or staying asleep?
16. Have you felt irritable or have you had outbursts of anger?
17. Have you had difficulty concentrating, since the trauma?
18. Do you feel guilty because others died or were hurt during the traumatic event but you survived it?
19. Do you often feel jumpy or startle easily?
20. Do you often feel hypervigilant, that is, are you constantly feeling and acting ready for any kind of threat?
21. Have you been experiencing symptoms for more than one month?
22. Do your symptoms interfere with normal routines, work or school, or social activities?