Can you answer yes to the following?
A1. Have you ever been in a war, either as a combatant, a medic, a prisoner of war, or a member of a support team or graves registration unit?
A2. Were you ever, in any way exposed to combat, enemy or friendly fire, or atrocities?
B1. Do you, on a persistent or recurring basis, find yourself having intrusive or involuntary thoughts of the traumatic event?
B2. Do you have dreams or nightmares about the event?
B3. Do you have dreams or nightmares that are not replays of the actual event, but contain some of the aspects of the event (i.e. location, feelings, people)?
B4. Do you find yourself acting or feeling as if you were back in the original traumatic situation?
B5. Do you become extremely upset around people, places, or events that resemble an aspect of the original trauma?
B6. Do you become distressed around the anniversary date of the trauma?
B7. Do you have physical symptoms when exposed to events that are similar to or symbolize the traumatic event?
C1. Since the traumatic event, are there periods of time when you feel numb or dead inside, or difficulties feeling close to others?
C2. Do you try to avoid thoughts or discussions about the event?
C3. Since the traumatic event, have you felt alienated and apart from others?
C4. Have you had a sense of doom of foreboding since the event? Do you feel that you will die young or never experience the rewards of life?
C5. Have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy?
C6. Are you unable to remember certain aspects of the trauma?
Do you experience any of the following?
D1. Difficulty falling or staying asleep?
D2. Outbursts of anger or irritability?
D3. Difficulty concentrating?
D4. Over-protectiveness towards oneself or others, hyper-vigilance?
D5. Overreacting to noises or sudden appearance of a person?
Have these symptoms lasted for more than a month after the traumatic event?
E1. Difficulty concentrating?
E2. Anxiety or panic attacks?
E3. Memory loss (short and long term)?
E4. Flashbacks or intrusive thoughts?
E5. Insomnia or other sleep problems?
E6. Overwhelming feelings of anger or sorrow?
E8. Withdrawal – alienation/isolation?
E9. Freezing – being unable to move, speak, or interact?
If you have answered yes to criteria A, and yes to B-F criteria, you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.