How bad is your PTSD?

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Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have in response to a very stressful experience.

Trauma can come from one single source, or many smaller experiences. Your "stressful experience" here can be anything that's up for you, like childhood abuse; lifelong marginalization; a car accident; poverty; emotional abuse; family dysfunction; being fired; or even "I can't put my finger on it, I just feel like this a lot."

Please read each problem below carefully, and then circle one of the numbers to the right to indicate how much you have been bothered by that problem in the past month.

Not at all: Zero times in the past month.

A little bit: Once. Or a few times, if it feels like a very minor problem.

Moderately: At least twice in the past month; up to a third of the days. A definite presence in your life.

Quite a bit: At least twice a week, on average. Difficult to manage, and at times, overwhelming.

Extremely: A common part of your everyday life. Pervasive, unmanageable, and overwhelming.

In the past month, how much did you find yourself:

Avoiding external reminders of this experience (for example, people, places, conversations, activities, objects, or situations)?
Suddenly feeling or acting as if the stressful experience were actually happening again (as if you were actually back there reliving it)?
Feeling distant or cut off from other people?
Irritable behavior, angry outbursts, or acting aggressively?
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