Online PTSD Test
Who is this test for?
This PTSD test may be helpful for adults who have experienced a traumatic event in the past, including but not limited to:
- Childhood abuse
- War and conflict – both in soldiers and civilians
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Abuse – physical, emotional, or sexual
- Domestic violence
- Being imprisoned, enslaved or tortured
- Witnessing death or injury
- Serious illness or injury
This PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) test is a simple tool that can help give you a better understanding of your symptoms. This test will help you check if you are experiencing the most common symptoms of PTSD, however the results of this test should not be considered to be a diagnosis.
This PTSD test does not replace a full psychological assessment by a qualified mental health professional, and the results should not be used to self diagnose or to come up with a treatment plan.
Source: This test has been adapted from the original source of The IES-R (Impact Of Event Scale Revised) assessment which is: Beck, J. G., Grant, D. M., Read, J. P., Clapp, J. D., Coffey, S. F., Miller, L. M., & Palyo, S. A. (2008). The impact of event scale-revised: psychometric properties in a sample of motor vehicle accident survivors. Journal of anxiety disorders, 22(2), 187–198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.02.007 (Access here)
What should I do now?
Trauma can have different effects on different people. Some people do not feel the affects of traumatic events as strongly as others. Despite this, PTSD is still a common condition seen in people who have been through traumatic and stressful life events.
If you are struggling with your symptoms, you should try to speak to a qualified mental health professional as soon as you can so that they can assess you and diagnose you formally. If you are unable to speak to a health professional, you can try speaking to a trusted family member or friend about your symptoms to see if they can support you whilst you look for professional help.
Where can I get more information on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Educating yourself about your mental health struggles can be a very useful step in beginning to address those struggles and finding ways to manage them. We’ve created an article on PTSD which lists the different types of PTSD, as well as causes, symptoms and treatments.