Have you been exposed to any of the following:

A. Exposure to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury or actual or threatened sexual violence in any of the following ways:

  • Direct exposure
  • Witnessing a trauma
  • Learning of a relative or close friend that was exposed to a trauma
  • Indirect exposure to aversive details of the trauma, usually in the course of professional duties (ie) first responders, medics, etc)

B. If you have experienced one of the above, are you now persistently re-experiencing any of the following as a result:

  • Unwanted upsetting memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional distress after exposure to traumatic reminders
  • Physical reactivity after exposure to traumatic reminders 

C. If you have experienced one of the above (A), have you also avoided the trauma-related stimuli in either of the following ways:

  • Trauma-related thoughts or feelings
  • Trauma-related external reminders

D. If you have experienced one of the above (A), do you also experience negative thoughts or feelings that have worsened after the trauma in any of the following ways:

  • In ability to recall key features of the trauma
  • Overly negative thoughts and assumptions about oneself of the world
  • Exaggerated blame of self or others for causing the trauma
  • Negative affect
  • Decreased interest in activities
  • Feeling isolated
  • Difficult experiencing positive affect

E. If you have experienced one of the above (A), have you become more reactive and aroused since the trauma, in any of the following ways:

  • Irritability or aggression
  • Risky or destructive behavior
  • Hyper vigilance
  • Heightened startle reaction
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping

If any of thoughts, feelings or behaviors have been experienced by you following a traumatic event, please contact Dr. Susie tolerant how to manage your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder





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