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If you suspect that you might suffer from PTSD, answer the questions below. If you answer Yes to most of the questions, consider consulting with a health care professional.

Are you troubled by the following?

You have experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event that caused intense fear, helplessness, or horror?

Do you re-experience the event in at least one of the following ways?

  • Repeated, distressing memories or dreams
  • Acting or feeling as if the event were happening again (flashbacks or a sense of reliving it)
  • Intense physical and/or emotional distress when you are exposed to things that remind you of the event

Do reminders of the event affect you in at least three of the following ways?

  • Avoiding thoughts, feelings, or conversations about it
  • Avoiding activities and places or people who remind you of it
  • Blanking on important parts of it
  • Losing interest in significant activities of your life
  • Feeling detached from other people
  • Feeling your range of emotions is restricted
  • Sensing that your future has shrunk (for example, you don’t expect to have a career, marriage, children, or normal life span)

Are you troubled by at least two of the following?

  • Problems sleeping
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Problems concentrating
  • Feeling “on guard”
  • An exaggerated startle response


Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

  • Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
  • More days than not, do you feel sad or depressed?
  • More days than not, do you feel uninterested in life?
  • More days than not, do you feel worthless or guilty?

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs…

  • resulted in your failure to fulfil responsibilities with work, school, or family?
  • placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?
  • resulted in your being arrested?
  • continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?


For further information please contact:
Professor Christopher R. Stones (Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Management Specialist)
Phone: 011-801-5616 (Reception)
Alternatively send a booking request.

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