Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD)
PC-PTSDThe PC-PTSD is a screening tool for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. It has four questions and is design for clinical use. . It is not designed to give a definitive diagnosis of PTSD, it is used to assess whether a clinical interview should be carried out for PTSD.
Choose Yes or No for each question. There are 4 questions. These questions have been designed for adults. If you would prefer to answer questions on paper, then you can download a printable version of this screening tool.
A score or 3 or 4 gives a "positive" result on the tool. Scores of 2 or less give a "negative" result. A positive result indicates that you may have Posttraumatic Stess Disorder, which can be determined by a clinical interview. This screening tool is not a replacement for advice from a medical/clinical professional.
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