Self-Assessments: PTSD


The goal of our PTSD self-test is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you or someone you care about has a clinical diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rather, it is an opportunity to raise your awareness about how symptoms that are indicative of PTSD may be impacting aspects of your life, or the life of someone you care about.

The following questions are a short screening scale for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, developed by Breslau and colleagues.

If you have experienced a traumatic event(s) that threatened death, serious injury or acute danger to yourself or another, consider the questions below.

South Pacific Private offers free confidential assessments if you wish to discuss the results of your test. Please call us 24/7 on 1800 063 332.


  • Do you avoid being reminded of the experience by staying away from certain places, people or activities?
  • Have you lost interest in activities that were once important or enjoyable?
  • Have you begun to feel more distant or isolated from other people?
  • Do you find it hard to feel love or affection for other people?
  • Have you begun to feel that there is no point in planning for the future?
  • Have you had more trouble than usual falling or staying asleep?
  • Do you become jumpy or easily startled by ordinary noise or movements?

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

Find out if you have a problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


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