The online PTSD test items below concern a psychologically traumatic event, which caused actual or threatened serious injury or death to you or someone else. The term “traumatic event” refers to extreme experience such as serious accidents, physical or sexual assaults, rape, fire, physical or psychological torture, war, a natural disaster, witnessing the sudden death of your loved one, witnessing violent death, discovering a corpse, finding out about a life-threatening illness or other similar situations and events.

PTSD TEST

Instructions: Please read the statements listed below. Answer each item that you believe accurately describes your condition in the past month

1. Have you been directly involved, had to deal with or witnessed a traumatic event?
  • Yes
  • No

2. Was your emotional response to the traumatic event that of intense fear, shock, helplessness or horror?
  • Yes
  • No

3. I have memories and upsetting thoughts about the experienced event that come into my mind unwillingly
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

4. I find it hard to distract myself from memories and upsetting thoughts about the traumatic event
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

5. I can’t recall some important part of what happened
  • No, I remember everything
  • I have some gaps in my memory about the traumatic event
  • Sometimes I find it hard to recall the most horrific part of what happened
  • I can’t recall a great extent of the event and feel confused about what actually happened
  • I’m completely confused about what actually happened, and only re-experience my emotions during the event

6. I feel like I’m living through what happened once again
  • Not at all
  • Occasionally I have very realistic memories of what happened
  • Quite often I have very realistic memories of what happened
  • Occasionally I feel like I’m living through what happened once again and at those moments I get completely detached from reality
  • I often feel like I’m living through what happened once again and at those moments I completely get detached from reality

7. I have disturbed sleep because of bad dreams or nightmares about the event
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

8. I feel upset if anything reminds me about the traumatic event
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

9. I experience unpleasant body sensations (like muscle tension, racing heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, stomachache etc.) when I am reminded of the event
  • Not at all
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very Often

10. I try to avoid any thoughts or talks that might remind me the trauma I experienced
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

11. I try to stay away from the places or people that might remind me my traumatic experience
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

12. I’m little (if any) interested in socializing or other important activities
  • Not at all
  • Little of the time
  • Some of the time
  • A great deal of the time
  • Most of the time/ Always

13. I feel emotionally detached from the people around
  • Not at all
  • Little of the time
  • Some of the time
  • A great deal of the time
  • Most of the time/ Always

14. I’m emotionally numb and lack ability to feel emotions
  • Not at all
  • A little
  • To some extent
  • Significantly
  • To a great extent

15. I don’t expect anything good of the future
  • Not at all
  • Little of the time
  • Some of the time
  • A great deal of the time
  • Most of the time/ Always

16. I have problems falling or staying asleep
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

17. I have times when I feel very irritable and get angry easily
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Most of the time

18. I find it difficult to concentrate on my tasks
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Most of the times

19. I get easily startled and jumpy if something unexpected happens
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Most of the times

20. I try to keep my eyes open for any potential danger
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always