The 4-item Primary Care Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder screen (PC-PTSD) is a simple and effective tool to identify symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The 4-item screen assesses key characteristics of PTSD.
It is not designed to diagnose but rather to help you identify symptoms of PTSD.
Here are the four questions:
In your life, have you ever had any experience that was so frightening, horrible, or upsetting that, in the past month, you...
If you have answered "yes" to three (3) items or more it is considered "positive" and your screening results are consistent with symptoms of PTSD. As this screening is not a substitute for a clinical evaluation and cannot provide an actual diagnosis, it is recommended that you see a health professional for further assessment/evaluation.
There are many options for assistance. If the screening results suggested the need for further assessment/evaluation: