PTSD Quiz – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening Tool

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women

PTSD Quiz

The majority of the women we serve at New Directions for Women have trauma histories and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are rigorous about providing trauma informed care at every level, including the intake process. It is important to note there are various types of trauma and we are open-minded and compassionate to all women and families. Our goal is always to respond with empathy and understanding, and provide various trauma specific modalities to help women move beyond trauma and addiction into recovery.

The link between addiction and trauma has been extensively studied. For years, clinical research as well as the experience of our counselors has shown that many women who struggle with substance use disorder have experienced trauma during their lives.

It’s not uncommon for our patients to have experienced one or more of the following: emotional, sexual, or physical abuse in the course of their childhood, adolescence, or adulthood; long-term exposure to domestic violence; neglect; and of course the long-term chronic health issues which are often associated with these experiences.

This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women that needs professional attention. This screening tool is not designed to make a diagnosis of PTSD symptoms, but to be shared with a mental health professional to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment.

PTSD Quiz

Are you troubled by a physical or emotional event you considered to be damaging or life changing?
Do you have repeated, distressing memories, or dreams about the event?
Do you have intrusions about the event by acting or feeling as if the event were happening again (flashbacks or a sense of reliving it)?
Do you have intense physical and/or emotional distress when you are exposed to things that remind you of the event?
Do you avoid thoughts, feelings, or conversations about the event?
Do you avoid activities and places or people who remind you of the event?
Since the event have you experienced blanking on important parts of it?
Since the event have you experienced negative beliefs about oneself, others and the world and about the cause or consequences of the event?
Since the event have you experienced feeling detached from other people?
Since the event have you experienced inability to feel positive emotions?
Since the event have you experienced persistent negative emotional state?
Since the event have you experienced problems sleeping?
Since the event have you experienced irritability or outbursts of anger?
Since the event have you experienced reckless or self-destructive behavior?
Since the event have you experienced problems concentrating?
Since the event have you experienced feeling "on guard"?
Since the event have you experienced an exaggerated startle response?
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