Free PTSD Screening



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None or Minimal Re-Experiencing Symptoms

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing either none or very infrequent re-experiencing symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. The severity of distress caused by PTSD is directly affected by the frequency and intensity with which you re-experience the traumatic event. “Re-experiencing” includes thoughts, memories, dreams, flashbacks, or feeling emotionally or physically as if the event is happening again. It is normal for anyone who has been through a traumatic event to think of it occasionally, but in cases of PTSD, these thoughts can be extremely upsetting and have a significant effect on your life. While your score suggests that you are not likely experiencing PTSD, if you scored in the moderate or severe range for any of the three sections, you may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional about your results and to explore other possible causes for your symptoms.

Mild Re-Experiencing Symptoms

Your responses to this self-report questionnaire indicate that you are likely experiencing some mild symptoms of re-experiencing your trauma. The severity of distress caused by PTSD is directly affected by the frequency and intensity with which you re-experience the traumatic event. “Re-experiencing” includes thoughts, memories, dreams, flashbacks, or feeling emotionally or physically as if the event is happening again. It is normal for anyone who has been through a traumatic event to think of it occasionally, but in cases of PTSD, these thoughts can be extremely upsetting and have a significant effect on your life. You may not be experiencing a significant impact on your day-to-day living, however, it is important to monitor your symptoms. You may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional to process any major life changes or other concerns that you believe may be contributing to your symptoms (i.e. loss of a job, death of a loved one, moving, or any other stressors) and collaborate on a plan to improve your coping skills. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any avoidance symptoms you may be experiencing.

Moderate Re-Experiencing Symptoms

Your results on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you may be experiencing moderate re-experiencing symptoms associated with your trauma. The severity of distress caused by PTSD is directly affected by the frequency and intensity with which you re-experience the traumatic event. “Re-experiencing” includes thoughts, memories, dreams, flashbacks, or feeling emotionally or physically as if the event is happening again. It is normal for anyone who has been through a traumatic event to think of it occasionally, but in cases of PTSD, these thoughts can be extremely upsetting and have a significant effect on your life. You may be noticing an impact on your relationships, experiencing difficulty at work or school, or having some difficulty with your day-to-day living tasks. Your score does not mean you are diagnosed with PTSD, but that it’s likely a good time to reach out to a mental health professional and discuss treatment options to begin feeling more like yourself again. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any avoidance symptoms you may be experiencing.

Severe Re-Experiencing Symptoms

Your responses to this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are likely experiencing frequent re-experiencing symptoms associated with your trauma. The severity of distress caused by PTSD is directly affected by the frequency and intensity with which you re-experience the traumatic event. “Re-experiencing” includes thoughts, memories, dreams, flashbacks, or feeling emotionally or physically as if the event is happening again. It is normal for anyone who has been through a traumatic event to think of it occasionally, but in cases of PTSD, these thoughts can be extremely upsetting and have a significant effect on your life. It is common for PTSD symptoms to significantly interfere with your relationships, your work or school perfomance, and the tasks of everyday living. While these results do not mean you are diagnosed with PTSD, it is important if you are experiencing symptoms of this severity to consult with a mental health professional regarding diagnosis and treatment options. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any avoidance symptoms you may be experiencing.


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None or Minimal Avoidance Symptoms

There are several forms of avoidance that contribute to the development of PTSD and often lead us to feeling stuck. If you don’t or can’t deal with the memories and emotions associated with the trauma you become stuck. If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is common to want to forgot about, to have parts of the memory that are “missing,” or to feel numb. PTSD can also leave us feeling isolated from those around us who did not experience the trauma or who may not understand.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing either none or very infrequent Avoidance symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may have largely resolved feelings related to the trauma and no longer find the reminders significantly distressing. Your answers on this section of the self-report questionnaire suggest that you likely are not currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because PTSD is characterized by experiencing at least a mild level of trauma-related re-experiencing, avoidance, and anxiety. While your score suggests that you are not likely experiencing PTSD, if you scored in the moderate or severe range for any of the three sections, you may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional about your results and to explore other possible causes for your symptoms. While your score suggests that you are not likely experiencing PTSD, if you scored in the moderate or severe range for any of the three sections, you may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional about your results and to explore other possible causes for your symptoms.

Mild Avoidance Symptoms

There are several forms of avoidance that contribute to the development of PTSD and often lead us to feeling stuck. If you don’t or can’t deal with the memories and emotions associated with the trauma you become stuck. If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is common to want to forgot about, to have parts of the memory that are “missing,” or to feel numb. PTSD can also leave us feeling isolated from those around us who did not experience the trauma or who may not understand.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing mild Avoidance symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may find the emotions and memories of the trauma are somewhat upsetting and typically try to avoid any reminders or may feel somewhat detached. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any anxiety symptoms you may be experiencing.

Moderate Avoidance Symptoms

There are several forms of avoidance that contribute to the development of PTSD and often lead us to feeling stuck. If you don’t or can’t deal with the memories and emotions associated with the trauma you become stuck. If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is common to want to forgot about, to have parts of the memory that are “missing,” or to feel numb. PTSD can also leave us feeling isolated from those around us who did not experience the trauma or who may not understand.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing moderate Avoidance symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may find the emotions and memories are very upsetting. You likely avoid any reminders of the trauma or may often feel detached or numb. This avoidance is likely impacting your daily life. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any anxiety symptoms you may be experiencing.

Severe Avoidance Symptoms

There are several forms of avoidance that contribute to the development of PTSD and often lead us to feeling stuck. If you don’t or can’t deal with the memories and emotions associated with the trauma you become stuck. If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is common to want to forgot about, to have parts of the memory that are “missing,” or to feel numb. PTSD can also leave us feeling isolated from those around us who did not experience the trauma or who may not understand.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing severe Avoidance symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may find the emotions and memories still extremely upsetting. You likely avoid reminders at all costs or may feel extremely detached or numb. This avoidance is likely having a significant impact on your daily life. Continue to the next section below to determine the severity of any anxiety symptoms you may be experiencing.

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None or Minimal Anxiety Symptoms

There are several types of anxiety symptoms that are common among individuals struggling with PTSD. Symptoms may include problems sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating, feeling constantly “on guard,” or being easily startled. These are often the symptoms that are easiest to identify for most people as they directly affect your ability to relax as you normally would prior to experiencing the traumatic event.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing either none or very infrequent anxiety symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may have initially experienced many of these anxiety symptoms shortly after the trauma occured, but they have likely decreased over time and are no longer particularly troubling for you. your answers on this section of the self-report questionnaire suggest that you likely are not currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because PTSD is characterized by experiencing at least a mild level of trauma-related re-experiencing, avoidance, and anxiety. While your score suggests that you are not likely experiencing PTSD, if you scored in the moderate or severe range for any of the three sections, you may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional about your results and to explore other possible causes for your symptoms.

Mild Anxiety Symptoms

There are several types of anxiety symptoms that are common among individuals struggling with PTSD. Symptoms may include problems sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating, feeling constantly “on guard,” or being easily startled. These are often the symptoms that are easiest to identify for most people as they directly affect your ability to relax as you normally would prior to experiencing the traumatic event.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing mild anxiety symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may be having mild difficulty sleeping or feel somewhat “keyed up” or “on edge.” It is likely that this high state of alert may be beginning to take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Call today if you would like to discuss treatment options or if you would like to set up an appointment to get started on the path to getting your life back.

Moderate Anxiety Symptoms

There are several types of anxiety symptoms that are common among individuals struggling with PTSD. Symptoms may include problems sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating, feeling constantly “on guard,” or being easily startled. These are often the symptoms that are easiest to identify for most people as they directly affect your ability to relax as you normally would prior to experiencing the traumatic event.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing moderate anxiety symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You may be having consistent difficulty sleeping, remaining calm, or relaxing even in non-threatening situations. This high state of alert typically causes feelings of exhaustion is likely impacting your daily life and your ability to function as you previously would have. Call today if you would like to discuss treatment options or if you would like to set up an appointment to get started on the path to getting your life back.

Severe Anxiety Symptoms

There are several types of anxiety symptoms that are common among individuals struggling with PTSD. Symptoms may include problems sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating, feeling constantly “on guard,” or being easily startled. These are often the symptoms that are easiest to identify for most people as they directly affect your ability to relax as you normally would prior to experiencing the traumatic event.

Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you are experiencing severe anxiety symptoms – a predominant symptom associated with PTSD. You are likely “on guard” at all times and have difficulty shutting this off even to sleep. You may be having difficulty relaxing and enjoying yourself even in settings you would have previously considered to be safe. These symptoms of anxiety are likely having a significant impact on your daily life. Call today if you would like to discuss treatment options or if you would like to set up an appointment to get started on the path to getting your life back.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This self-report questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis. While you may be experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can only be determined by a mental health professional or physician. It is important to consult with a mental health professional or your physician if you are concerned that you may be suffering from PTSD.

Disclaimer
These questionnaires are only for adults and are not designed to be administered to adolescents or children. By clicking on the questionnaire above, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument and is only to be used by you if you are 18 years or older. Let’s Talk! Counseling and Services LLC disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these questionnaires.


 

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Adapted from the PCL, which is available in the public domain to be reproduced without permission.
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