PTSD SELF-ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

 

Are you having unwanted, repeated, and disturbing memories of the event you experienced?

 

 

Are you suddenly feeling or acting as if your experiences were happening again, as if you were actually reliving the events?

 

 

Are you having strong physical reactions, your heart pounding, are you sweating, or have difficulty breathing when a situation, object, or person reminds you of what you experienced?

 

 

Are you having repeated disturbing dreams of the traumatic events?

 

 

Do you feel very upset when an event, a moment, or a person reminds you of the stressful experience?

 

 

Do you blame yourself or someone else for the traumatic experience or what resulted after it?

 

 

Do you actively avoid memories, thoughts, and feelings that remind you of the traumatic experience?

 

 

Do you actively avoid anything external, such as people, situations, places, conversations,  or objects that could remind you of the events?

 

 

Do you have strong negative beliefs about yourself, others, or the surrounding world? Do you think you're bad or there's something seriously wrong with you? Do you believe no one can be trusted and the world is a dangerous place?

 

 

 

Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?

 

 

Are you having strong negative feelings such as anger, fear, guilt, shame, or horror?

 

 

Have you lost interest in activities you once enjoyed?

 

 

Are you having trouble experiencing positive and uplifting feelings or having love for those around you?

 

 

Do you often experience irritable behavior, have angry outbursts, or act in an aggressive manner towards others?

 

 

Do you feel on high alert, watchful, or on guard all the time?

 

 

Do you have a difficult time recalling important parts of your traumatic experience?

 

 

 

Are you taking too many risks or acting in ways that could cause you harm?

 

 

 

Are you constantly feeling jumpy and being easily startled at the slightest sound or presence of a person?

 

 

 

Are you feeling distant or cut off from family and friends?

 

 

 

 

Are you having difficulty concentrating and getting things done?

 

 

 

 

 

If you experienced a traumatic event and have any, some, or all of the symptoms outlined on this page, it is imperative you seek professional mental health help. If you have already been diagnosed with PTSD or C-PTSD, you are under the care of a mental health professional and you take medications but continue to have issues with the symptoms outlined on this page, Beat PTSD can help.