Screening Tool: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (in Adults)
This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether you show signs and symptoms of possible PTSD. However, no test is 100% accurate. No matter what your score is, you should seek help if you have any concerns about yourself or your loved ones.
The brief, 4-item questionnaire used here is the screen for PTSD in primary care (PC-PTSD). It was developed by the Education Division of the National Center for PTSD, with the help of patients in a U.S. veterans administration primary care clinic.
In your life, have you ever had any experience that was so frightening, horrible, or upsetting that, in the past month, you...
For more information about this survey:
- Prins, A., Kimerling, R., Cameron, R., Oumiette, P.C., Shaw, J., Thrailkill, A., Sheikh, J. & Gusman, F. (1999). The Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD). Paper presented at the 15th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Miami, FL.
- National Center for PTSD, http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/facts/disasters/fs_screen_disaster.html