Primary Care PTSD Screen
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:
|In the past month, have you:||No||Yes|
|Had nightmares about the event(s) or thought about the event(s) when you did not want to?|
|Tried hard not to think about the event(s) or went out of your way to avoid situations that reminded you of the event(s)?|
|Been constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled?|
|Felt numb or detached from people, activities, or your surroundings?|
|Felt guilty or unable to stop blaming yourself or others for the events(s) or any problems the event(s) may have caused?|
- Prins A, Bovin MJ, Smolenski DJ, et al. The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5): Development and Evaluation Within a Veteran Primary Care Sample. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31:1206-11.
Thank you for completing this screening!
Here are some resources to help with post-traumatic stress disorder:
What are the symptoms and signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Speaking with healthcare providers
- "Tips for Talking With a Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health" by the National Institute of Mental Health
- "IHSI_Substance Use_one-pager" by University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit