PTSD Checklist PTSD Checklist
  • 1. Have you experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event that caused intense fear, helplessness or horror?

  • Yes

  • No

  • 2. Do you re-experience the event in at least one of the following ways?

  • Repeated, distressing memories, thoughts, fantasies and/or dreams?

  • Acting or feeling as if the event were happening again (flashbacks or a sense of reliving it)?

  • Intense physical and/or emotional distress when you are exposed to things that remind you of the event?

  • 3. Do you avoid reminders of the event and feel numb, compared to the way you felt before, in 3 or more of the following ways?

  • Avoiding thoughts, feelings, or conversations about it?

  • Avoiding activities, places, or people who remind you of it?

  • Blanking on important parts of it?

  • Losing interest in significant activities of you life?

  • Feeling detached from other people?

  • Feeling your range of emotions is restricted?

  • Sensing that your future has shrunk (for example, you don\'t expect to have a career, marriage, children, or a normal life span)?

  • 4. Are you troubled by two or more of the following:

  • Problems sleeping?

  • Irritability or outbursts of anger?

  • Problems concentrating?

  • Feeling "on guard"?

  • An exaggerated startle response?

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