Take the PTSD Test
Answer yes or no to the following questions
Quiz is not meant to replace an assessment by a mental health professional.
Yes No You have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event that caused intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
Do you re-experience the event in at least one of the following ways?
Yes No Repeated, distressing memories, or dreams
Yes No Acting or feeling as if the event were happening again (flashbacks or a sense of reliving it)
Yes No Intense physical and/or emotional distress when you are exposed to things that remind you of the event
Do reminders of the event affect you in at least three of the following ways?
Yes No Avoiding thoughts, feelings, or conversations about it
Yes No Avoiding activities and places or people who remind you of it
Yes No Blanking on important parts of it
Yes No Losing interest in significant activities of your life
Yes No Feeling detached from other people
Yes No Feeling your range of emotions is restricted
Yes No Sensing that your future has shrunk (for example, you don't expect to have a career, marriage, children, or normal life span)
Are you troubled by at least two of the following?
Yes No Problems sleeping
Yes No Irritability or outbursts of anger
Yes No Problems concentrating
Yes No Feeling "on guard"
Yes No An exaggerated startle response
PTSD can often have secondary effects, such as depression or substance abuse. The following questions may help you identify complicating factors
Yes No Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
More days than not, do you feel…
Yes No Sad or depressed?
Yes No Disinterested in life?
Yes No Worthless or guilty?
During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs...
Yes No Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?
Yes No Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?
Yes No Gotten you arrested?
Yes No Continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington,