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PTSD checklist

The PTSD Checklist (PCL) is the most frequently used self-report measure of PTSD symptoms.

 
There are three versions of the PCL:
  • The PCL-M is a military version and questions refer to “a stressful military experience”
  • The PCL-S is a non-military version that can be referenced to any specific traumatic event
  • The PCL-C is a general civilian version that is not linked to a specific event

 

The PCL-M (Military version)

The PTSD-M, a self-report instrument designed to assess symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder related to military traumatic events.
 
1. Download and print PCL-M of Afterdeployment from here.
 
2. Download and print PCL-M of The U.S. Department of Defense, Deployment Health Clinical Center hier or here or here. Please see explanation of scores here or here or here and also you will need to use criteria of PTSD (see hier).

 

The PCL-S (Specific event)

The PTSD-S, a self-report instrument designed to assess symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder related to a non-military traumatic specific event. The PTSD-S can be referenced to any traumatic event. Examples: A car accident, plane crash, sexual trauma. 
 
1. Download and print PCL-M of The U.S. Department of Defense, Deployment Health Clinical Center hier or hier. Please see explanation of scores here or here or here and also you will need to use criteria of PTSD (see hier).
 
2. Download and print PCL-S for sexual trauma from hier.

 

The PCL-C (General civilian version)

The PTSD-C, a self-report instrument designed to assess symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder related to civilian traumatic events. Examples: physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, assault and so on.

1. Download and print PCL-C of The PTSD Association from hier. Score 44 or higher: you may have PTSD. Please see explanation of scores hier.

2. Download and print PCL-C of PeaceHealth from hier.

3. Download and print PCL-C of The National center of PTSD hier or hier. Please see explanation of scores here or here or here and also you will need to use criteria of PTSD (see hier).

Note: Please take note I am not a medical specialist or a doctor. This website is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment about PTSD or psychological trauma’s. Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

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