Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a traumatic event, such as war, natural disaster, accident, or assault.

It’s only natural to feel afraid after you’ve experienced a scary or shocking event. Most people will have some type of reaction after trauma.

But people with PTSD may have anxiety and fear even when they’re not in danger. They can have upsetting memories of the event that pop up unexpectedly, or in response to something that reminds them of the trauma.

Not everyone who goes through a traumatic event will develop PTSD.

If you think you might have PTSD, you can use our brief quiz to figure out if you could benefit from an evaluation by a mental health professional.

This quiz takes less than a minute to complete and you’ll be provided with an instant score.


Below is a list of problems and complaints that people sometimes have in response to stressful life experiences.

Please read each one carefully, and indicate how much you’ve been bothered by that problem in the past month.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have PTSD or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.

Want to know more? You can learn more about PTSD here.