This PTSD test is designed to help you discover if you suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through 24 simple statements. You can read more on this subject and check an example result below the form.


Instruction: Please answer all the questions in the four sections below!

Section 1 of 4

Does it often happen to you to act or feel like the traumatic event is happening again with no possibility of forgeting about it?

Does it often happen to you to avoid participating in activities related in any way to the trauma event you suffered?

Does it often happen to remember a certain event and get all upset about it?

Do you have difficulty in remembering clearly all the important aspects of the trauma event you suffered?

Does it often happen to you to have nightmares either directly related to the trauma event or any other feelings of fright?

Does it often happen to you to avoid visiting places that are in any way related to the trauma event you suffered?

Section 2 of 4

Do you always get distressed when you think or remember the trauma that happened to you?

After the trauma you have suffered, do you consider you lost interest in activities you enjoyed doing or in life in general?

Do you usually suffer extreme physical reactions when remembering the trauma event, such as difficulty breathing, pounding heart, headache or muscle tension?

After the trauma you have suffered, do you consider you lost empathy towards those around you?

After the trauma you have suffered, do you often encounter problems falling asleep or any similar?

Are you afraid that something similar will happen again, a reason why you can not live your life as you wanted before the trauma event?

Section 3 of 4

After the trauma you have suffered, do you consider you became emotionally numb, so that there are many feelings you can not live again?

Do you often have the sensation that your life radically changed such way you can not control and improve it?

Do you often get irritated by insignificant things, that previously did not affect you at the same level as now?

Does it often happen to you to spend hours meditating on the trauma you suffered from?

After the trauma you have suffered, do you consider you lost interest in any future plan you had before the incident, so that you don't have a clear target now?

Do you often encounter difficulty concentrating?

Section 4 of 4

Does it often happen to you to exaggerate taking measures that aim avoiding something happening, so that you spent a lot of energy on them?

Do you believe others can live happily just because they did not confront with the trauma you suffered?

You've come to think that in general the important things in life can be changed with difficulty?

Do you consider that performance in your career or that your family life changed in a negative way after the trauma you suffered and that they can't recover?

Do you experience difficulty listening to people around you because you have your own concern?

After the trauma you have suffered, do you oftenget the feeling that you have nothing to live for?

Disclaimer: Please remember that only a licensed professional has the authority to officially diagnose an individual with post traumatic stress disorder. This test should NOT be considered a substitute for any professional mental health service.

How does this PTSD test work?

This is a quick self assessment test that tries to help you to uncover whether you suffer from post traumatic stress disorder following certain events in your life. The PTSD test has 4 sections comprising of 24 statements that cover the most significant signs a person suffering from such a disorder might be experiencing.

Following your choices, by simply pressing the “Get Results!” button, the test will count how many of the symptoms associated with post traumatic disorder are present and then it will sum their significance in order to display a percentage of their presence together with a short interpretation of the level.

Please remember that the above should NOT be considered a substitute for any professional medical/mental health services.

Example result:

Presence of symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder: 50.00%

Moderate symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. This test is only an indicator of the possible existence of a certain level of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms in adult cases only and it has been made for general information purposes only. Please note that only a licensed professional has the authority to officially diagnose an individual with post traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

What is the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

This represents a psychological affection developing after a traumatic event. It is frequently associated with military combat but can also be triggered by other life events such as natural disasters, transport accidents, terrorist attacks, kidnapping and sexual abuse. It often develops as the answer of a person who was highly emotional scarred by an event and as a coping mechanism can vary widely in manifestation from one person to another.

How does PTSD develop?

Symptoms can occur in the first hours following the traumatic event or it can take weeks to years for them to develop, in which case they are likely to be triggered by certain other associated events or feelings. What should be understood is that it is perfectly normal for an individual to feel fear, numbness or shock after a certain traumatic event but a normal response would be for these feelings to diminish in a rather quick period of time. In the cases of those suffering from PTSD they are not able to cope and accept what has happened to them.

PTSD symptoms

These occur suddenly or in a long period of time, gradually. There are three categories in which these emotions and feelings stand.

1. Re-experiencing the traumatic event

Flash backs Trembling
Nightmares Headaches
Distress sensations Muscle tension
Sweating Difficulty sleeping

 

2. Avoiding any contact with reminders of the event

Pushing back memories Taking distracting habits
Substance abuse Alcohol misuse
Avoiding places Loss of interest

 

3. Heightened emotional response to any thought of the event

Anxiety Guilt
Fear Shame
Irritability Anger outbursts
Difficulty concentrating Hypervigilance

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