Could I Be Suffering From PTSD?

Could I Be Suffering From PTSD?

People develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from life-threatening events such as
a bad car accident, sexual assault, or witnessing a murder. Symptoms of this mental health
problem can include traumatic memories, nightmares, or crippling anxiety. However, it is
possible to have the condition and not know it. Use this quiz to find out if you could be
suffering from PTSD.

Could I Be Suffering From PTSD?
This interactive tool can help you determine whether you have PTSD. We all deal with
trauma differently. However, untreated PTSD can cause psychological suffering months or
even years after the traumatic event, affecting your day-to-day functioning.

Although this tool is not for diagnosis, it may help you find out whether you should seek help from your doctor.

Could I Be Suffering From PTSD?

Step 1 of 12

1. Do you have first-hand experience, or are you a witness to a severe injury, actual or threatened sexual violence, or exposure to death?

Most people think of PTSD as portrayed in the war movies – flashbacks of trauma that seem too real to ignore. However, it is possible to have PTSD without realizing it. Sometimes, people forget traumatic events, a common symptom of the condition.

If PTSD is getting in the way of your everyday life or you fear that you may hurt yourself or others, consider talking to a primary care physician or licensed therapist. Treatment includes taking medication and therapy, which can help with complete recovery or to manage symptoms better.     

The lower your score (mostly 1s and 2s), the higher the chance that you could have PTSD. Your score will appear as one of the following:

You are likely to be suffering from PTSD.

You are not likely to be suffering from PTSD.

As with all check-up tools, this tool gives you a place to start. Remember that a higher score does not necessarily mean you do not have symptoms of PTSD. Also, a higher score does not always mean you are PTSD-free. However, using this tool is not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by a therapist.

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