Do I have PTSD?
Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5)
The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5) is a screening tool designed to identify persons with probable PTSD. Available data suggest the PC-PTS-5 screen should be considered "positive" if the respondent answers "yes" to any 3 items in the questions listed below. Those screening positive should have further assessment with a structured interview for PTSD, preferably performed by a mental health professional who has experience in diagnosing PTSD.
Sometimes things happen to people that are unusually or especially frightening, horrible, or traumatic.
- a serious accident or fire
- a physical or sexual assault or abuse
- an earthquake or flood
- a war
- seeing someone be killed or seriously injured
- having a loved one die through homicide or suicide
If you have ever experienced this type of event, please answer the following:
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- Current research suggests that the results of the PC-PTSD-5 should be considered “positive” if a patient answers “yes” to any three items.