Complex PTSD Symptoms Quiz

Count how many questions below that you answer with “yes.”
The more “yes” answers the more likely it is that you may be suffering from CPTSD.

  1. In the present moment, do you have a difficult time regulating your emotions?
    Yes/No
  2. Do you feel chronically on guard, as though something bad is just around the corner?
    Yes/No
  3. Do you feel spaced out much of the time like you are not present or inhabiting your body?
    Yes/No
  4. Do you have a harsh inner critic?
    Yes/No
  5. Do you feel sad much of the time?
    Yes/No
  6. Are you preoccupied with suicide? Are you inclined to injure yourself?
    Yes/No
  7. Do you feel like your anger is either explosive or repressed?
    Yes/No
  8. Do you feel like your sexuality is either compulsive or repressed?
    Yes/No
  9. Do you have a difficult time remembering certain childhood events or blocks of time?
    Yes/No
  10. Do you sometimes feel like your thoughts or feelings are unreal?
    Yes/No
  11. Do you sometimes feel like your surroundings are not real?
    Yes/No
  12. Do you sometimes feel like you yourself are not real?
    Yes/No
  13. Do you relive past experiences or emotions?
    Yes/No
  14. Do you feel helpless and/or that you have lost all initiative?
    Yes/No
  15. Do you feel a chronic sense of shame, guilt or self-blame?
    Yes/No
  16. Do you experience a sense of being defiled or stigmatized?
    Yes/No
  17. Do you feel that you are substantially different from other people?
    Yes/No
  18. Are you preoccupied with your relationship with a caregiver(s) who neglected or abused you?
    Yes/No
  19. Do you sometimes feel that the caregiver(s) who neglected or abused you are all powerful?
    Yes/No
  20. Do you feel grateful to the caregiver(s) who neglected or abused you or idealize them?
    Yes/No
  21. Are you convinced that you have a special relationship with the person who neglected or abused you?
    Yes/No
  22. Do you see things through the eyes of the person/people who abused or neglected you and have you adopted their belief system or rationalizations?
    Yes/No
  23. Do you tend to isolate yourself or withdraw from others?
    Yes/No
  24. Do you have a difficult time finding or maintaining intimate relationships with others?
    Yes/No
  25. Do you have a hope that someone will find and rescue you from your life circumstances?
    Yes/No
  26. Do you find yourself consistently mistrustful of others?
    Yes/No
  27. Do you have a difficult time protecting yourself from others?
    Yes/No
  28. Do you find it difficult to believe in anything in an ongoing way?
    Yes/No
  29. Do you feel hopeless or despair much of the time?
    Yes/No