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.
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.
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.
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
|Distress sensations||Muscle tension|
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