Trauma self-assessment quiz

Are you experiencing signs of trauma? Does trauma interfere with your personal or professional life?

Trauma self-assessment quiz

If trauma is affecting your daily living, seeking professional support is the first step to helping you live a more fulfilling life. A psychiatrist trained in trauma care can provide support, tools, and strategies to help you work through your grief and improve your quality of life. Use this screening tool to better identify mental health problems. This tool does not provide a clinical diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis can only be made by your psychiatrist or a qualified mental health professional after a complete evaluation.

1 / 10

Have you ever been in a situation or gone through an experience that made you fear for your own life or for the life of someone else?

2 / 10

Do you find that when you are awake, you are able to relive what took place through upsetting daydreams or flashbacks?

3 / 10

Do you go out of your way to avoid being around people, places, things, or situations that bring up memories of the past so that you don’t have to think about them?

4 / 10

Do you find that you often have negative thoughts, not just about yourself but also about other people and the world in general? (for example, I am so inadequate; Everything here is my fault; People are dumb; The world is dangerous, etc.)

5 / 10

Do you steer clear of particular settings whenever possible because you perceive them to be unsettling at best and potentially harmful at worst? (for instance, extremely crowded shopping centers)?

6 / 10

Do you relive the traumatic event in your dreams when you’re asleep and are these dreams extremely upsetting?

7 / 10

Are you having a hard time controlling your negative emotions? (including but not limited to guilt, hopelessness, shame, anger, sadness, irritability, helplessness, and loss of interest)

8 / 10

Do you find it difficult to control undesirable behaviors (for instance, withdrawing from others and isolating yourself)?

9 / 10

Do you easily startle and/or plan your exit or escape route wherever you are?

10 / 10

Do you frequently experience unpleasant sensations in your body, such as chest tightness, headaches, elevated heart rate, excessive sweating, chest tightness, upset stomach, or headaches?

Are traumatic experiences from your past making it difficult for you in the present? Have you experienced a pattern of emotional abuse or neglect? Take this self-assessment to learn whether it is a good idea to seek help for trauma.

Effective treatment for trauma

Therapy with Dr. Dhrymes is safe and supportive environment where you can process your experiences and heal. Dr. Dhrymes utilizes various evidence-based techniques to address the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of trauma. You can confront and reframe traumatic memories, manage distressing emotions, and develop healthy coping strategies. Therapy can also helps you rebuild a sense of safety, trust, and control over your life, as well as strengthen your resilience and self-esteem. In therapy, you can gain insights into your trauma-related symptoms, explore your thoughts and feelings, and ultimately find healing and recovery from traumatic experiences.

Reach out today

Dr. Dhrymes offers treatment for trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more. Please complete the contact form today with any questions or click here to schedule your free consultation.

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Check yourself for indicators of trauma

  1. Have you ever been in a situation or gone through an experience that made you fear for your own life or for the life of someone else?
  2. Do you find that when you are awake, you are able to relive what took place through upsetting daydreams or flashbacks?
  3. Do you go out of your way to avoid being around people, places, things, or situations that bring up memories of the past so that you don’t have to think about them?
  4. Do you find that you often have negative thoughts, not just about yourself but also about other people and the world in general? (for example, I am so inadequate; Everything here is my fault; People are dumb; The world is dangerous, etc.)
  5. Do you steer clear of particular settings whenever possible because you perceive them to be unsettling at best and potentially harmful at worst? (for instance, extremely crowded shopping centers)?
  6. Do you relive the traumatic event in your dreams when you’re asleep and are these dreams extremely upsetting?
  7. Are you having a hard time controlling your negative emotions? (including but not limited to guilt, hopelessness, shame, anger, sadness, irritability, helplessness, and loss of interest)
  8. Do you find it difficult to control undesirable behaviors (for instance, withdrawing from others and isolating yourself)?
  9. Do you easily startle and/or plan your exit or escape route wherever you are?
  10. Do you frequently experience unpleasant sensations in your body, such as chest tightness, headaches, elevated heart rate, excessive sweating, chest tightness, upset stomach, or headaches?

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