Welcome to the PTSD Association web-site.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals, as well as bringing together society at large to form an ocean of compassion, awareness, knowledge and tools necessary for recovery.
ARE YOU FEELING XYZ ?
take one of our Self Assessments.
A number of paper-and-pencil tests have been developed to assist clinicians and researchers in evaluating PTSD symptoms. If you have experienced, witnessed, or learned about an event that caused you to feel intense fear or helplessness, these tests may be useful. However, a self-assessment won't confirm whether you have PTSD—only a trained mental health professional can provide a conclusive diagnosis of any mental health condition.
While anyone can use any of these tests, the assessment at the end is specifically designed for veterans.
There are many different types of symptoms that someone can have after a trauma, but PTSD symptoms fall into the following categories:
Reliving or re-experiencing the trauma
Attempts to avoid thoughts, situations, or people that are reminders of the trauma
Increased anxiety or arousal, including being constantly, on guard for danger, and being easily startled