|Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma & Transformation
Brief Checklist of Trauma Symptoms
Below, there are a number of types of reactions people can have after a distressing or traumatic experience. These reactions can occur even some months or years after the event. Read carefully through the following sections noting those that are relevant to you. Have you experienced or witnessed one or more traumatic events during which you felt extreme fear, helplessness, or horror.
I find I re-experience or re-live the traumatic event, in one or more of the following ways.
I find I avoid any reminders of the traumatic event, such as …
I have noticed that since the event happened...
I have experienced medical or emotional problems since the event such as...
If you have ticked all or most of the above boxes, it is important for you to let your doctor know. This information is invaluable for planning your medical treatment. It can also help your doctor to refer you to other appropriate services.
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