An online test for the self-assessment of post-traumatic stress disorder is available on Hartford Hospital's website. To take the test, individuals respond to various questions with a simple "Yes" or "No" answer.
The online questionnaire is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for a psychological assessment or diagnosis by a trained professional, cautions Hartford Hospital.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops after a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD include distressing recollections of the event, and avoidance of people, places and activities that remind the individual of the trauma, says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may also experience emotional numbness, jumpy feelings, sleeping issues, concentration problems, and a susceptibility to irritation and anger.