The PCL-5 is a 20-item self-report measure that assesses the 20 DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD over the past month. It is commonly used both for screening and monitoring purposes.
Created by staff at the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. It is in the public domain and not copyrighted.
Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have in response to a very stressful experience. Please read each problem carefully and then select the answer to indicate how much you have been bothered by that problem in the past month.
Self-report scales are for screening purposes only, and must be interpreted by a qualified health professional in conjunction with clinical assessment.
They cannot be used alone for diagnostic or treatment purposes.