The PCL-5 clinical PTSD test is available online for free and completely confidential.  The best PTSD test is the PCL-5, an easy way to measure your current response to questions and situations and reflect on how trauma is affecting you on daily basis.

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Free & Anonymous Online PCL-5 Test. Measure your trauma responses in 5-10 minutes over 20 questions and you'll get a clear score at the end without providing details or signing up.

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You don't need to provide personal information or email addresses.  Just take your time with the questions and get real-time scores for PTSD symptoms.

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Online PTSD test with the PCL-5


Take the PTSD Test (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Test)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PCL-5)
20 questions that assess the DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD
The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5) is a self-report instrument for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) based on the DSM-5 diagnosis criteria.
It’s a 20-item self-report measure that assesses the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms. The questions on the PCL-5 correspond with DSM-5 criteria for PTSD. The PCL-5 has a variety of purposes, including quantifying and monitoring symptoms over time, screening individuals for PTSD, and assisting in making a provisional diagnosis of PTSD.
The PCL-5 is a self-report instrument and can be completed in approximately 5-10 minutes. It was developed by staff at VA's National Center for PTSD and is not copyrighted. The PCL-5 should not be used as a stand-alone diagnostic tool. When considering a diagnosis, the clinician will still need to use clinical interviewing skills and a recommended structured interview (e.g., Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5, CAPS-5) to determine a diagnosis.