PTSD Checklist Civilian version

Instructions: Below is a list of problems and complaints that people sometimes have in response to stressful experiences. Please read each one carefully, and indicate how much you have been bothered by that problem in the past month.

After you have answered all the items, click the Results link to determine if you are symptomatic to PTSD.

  • 1.Repeated, disturbing memories, thoughts, or images of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 2. Repeated, disturbing dreams of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 3.Suddenly acting or feeling as if a stressful experience were happening again?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 4.Feeling very upset when something reminded you of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 5.Having physical reactions when something reminded you of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 6.Avoiding thinking about or talking about a stressful experience or avoiding having feelings related to it?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 7.Avoiding activities or situations because they reminded you of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 8. Trouble remembering important parts of a stressful experience?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 9.Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 10.Feeling distant or cut off from other people?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 11.Feeling emotionally numb or being unable to have loving feelings for those close to you?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 12.Feeling as if your future will somehow be cut short?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 13.Trouble falling or staying asleep?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.
  • 14.Feeling irritable or having angry outbursts?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 15.Having difficulty concentrating?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 16.Being "super-alert" or watchful or on guard?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • 17. Feeling jumpy or easily startled?
    Not at all.
    A little bit.
    Moderately.
    Quite a bit.
    Extremely.

  • Results:

    If your score is 47 of higher, you are symptomatic for PTSD.

    Your Score

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