Post-Traumatic Stress Self Assessment

The following self-assessment questions are not intended to provide a diagnosis or substitute for a professional evaluation. Self Assessment questions obtained from MyHealth.VA.Gov


The following questions are a list of problems and complaints that veterans sometimes have in response to stressful military experiences. Have you experienced any of these problems in the past month? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress related to your military service.

  • Repeated, disturbing memories, thoughts, or images of a stressful military experience?

  • Repeated, disturbing dreams of a stressful military experience?

  • Suddenly acting or feeling as if a stressful military experience were happening again (as if you were reliving it)?

  • Feeling very upset when something reminded you of a stressful military experience?

  • Having physical reactions (e.g., heart pounding, trouble breathing, sweating) when something reminded you of a stressful military experience?

  • Avoiding thinking about or talking about a stressful military experience or avoiding having feelings related to it?

  • Avoiding activities or situations because they reminded you of a stressful military experience?

  • Trouble remembering important parts of a stressful military experience?

  • Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy?

  • Feeling distant or cut off from other people?

  • Feeling emotionally numb or being unable to have loving feelings for those close to you?

  • Feeling as if your future somehow will be cut short?

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep?

  • Feeling irritable or having angry outbursts?

  • Having difficulty concentrating?

  • Feeling jumpy or easily startled?

If you answered yes to many of the questions above, you may be experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress. For a formal diagnosis and evaluation, please consult your physician.

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