PTSD Screening

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Mental health conditions—such as PTSD—are real, common, and treatable. Answering these questions can help you to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD following a stressful experience.

In the past month, how much were you bothered by:

Repeated, disturbing, and unwanted memories of the stressful experience?
Repeated, disturbing dreams of the stressful experience?
Suddenly feeling or acting as if the stressful experience were actually happening again (as if you were actually back there reliving it)?
Feeling very upset when something reminded you of the stressful experience?
Having strong physical reactions when something reminded you of the stressful experience (for example, heart pounding, trouble breathing, sweating)?
Avoiding memories, thoughts, or feelings related to the stressful experience?
Avoiding external reminders of the stressful experience (for example, people, places, conversations, activities, objects, or situations)?
Trouble remembering important parts of the stressful experience?
Having strong negative beliefs about yourself, other people, or the world (for example, having thoughts such as: I am bad, there is something seriously wrong with me, no one can be trusted, the world is completely dangerous)?
Blaming yourself or someone else for the stressful experience or what happened after it?
Having strong negative feelings such as fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame?
Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy?
Feeling distant or cut off from other people?
Trouble experiencing positive feelings (for example, being unable to feel happiness or have loving feelings for people close to you)?
Irritable behavior, angry outbursts, or acting aggressively?
Taking too many risks or doing things that could cause you harm?
Being “superalert” or watchful or on guard?
Feeling jumpy or easily startled?
Having difficulty concentrating?
Trouble falling or staying asleep?

This screening uses a standard, recognized assessment tool, PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). However, it should not be used to replace the recommendations and/or diagnoses provided by a medical or mental health professional.

We encourage you to share your results with a health care professional who can help you determine the next steps that are right for you.

McLean Is Here To Help

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If you or a loved one is struggling, McLean provides world-class care for trauma and PTSD. Call us today to learn more about PTSD treatment options.

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Suicide Prevention

If you are suicidal or are a danger to yourself or others, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

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