PTSD is a response to a stressful event. There are specific signs of post traumatic stress that can indicate that you are struggling with PTSD. This PTSD test is a brief screening tool to help you identify if your symptoms reflect the development of PTSD.
Screening for PTSD can be the first step in getting appropriate mental health treatment for your symptoms.
Have You Experienced a Traumatic or Stressful Life Event?
Post traumatic stress disorder can occur after experiencing a specific or ongoing traumatic event such as:
- natural disaster
- life threatening event
- medical issues
Symptoms of PTSD
If you have experienced a traumatic or stressful life event, relationship, loss, or witnessed a stressful event, you might experience PTSD symptoms. The PTSD test can help you identify if your symptoms reflect PTSD. These symptoms may also be associated with other mental health conditions such as anxiety. Try our other screening tools to rule those out as well.
Common symptoms of PTSD
When we experience trauma or a high level of stress it can get stuck in our bodies, disrupting life in many ways.
- intrusive memories or dreams
- negative thoughts and beliefs
- sleep disturbance
- heightened startle response
- difficulty concentrating
- emotional numbness
- avoidance of people/places associated with the trauma
The first step to overcoming these symptoms is recognizing them. This brief PTSD screening test can help you identify whether the symptoms you’re experiencing stem from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Do I Have PTSD? Test Yourself With These Brief Questions:
*This online PTSD test is intended to be a screening for PTSD not a diagnosis. Discuss your results with a medical professional to receive an accurate diagnosis for your symptoms. If you do have PTSD, we recommend specific trauma therapy to help you overcome your symptoms.*
Source: Weathers, F.W., Litz, B.T., Keane, T.M., Palmieri, P.A., Marx, B.P., & Schnurr, P.P. (2013). The PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5).