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Assessment Overview

 

Assessment Overview

Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. See a list of all measures.

We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD. Use the Assessment Request Form to request National Center for PTSD-authored measures. Other assessment tools can be obtained by contacting listed sources or see Using PILOTS for Assessment Information.

Assessment Basics

Training and Tools

Veteran-Specific Information

  • Military Culture
    This PTSD 101 presents important information on military culture. Also discusses programs and interventions to help prevent combat stress with implications for assessment and treatment.
  • The Returning Veteran of the Iraq War: Background Issues and Assessment Guidelines
    From the Iraq War Clinician Guide. Contains clinical information on types of stressors Veterans of the Iraq War will have encountered. Discusses comprehensive assessment for symptoms and functional impairment.
  • Military Sexual Trauma: Issues in Caring for Veterans
    From the Iraq War Clinician Guide. Contains clinical information on types of stressors Veterans of the Iraq War will have encountered. Discusses comprehensive assessment for symptoms and functional impairment.
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Where to Get Help for PTSD

Using the PILOTS database for Assessment Information
The PILOTS database is the largest electronic index to the world's literature on traumatic stress.

The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.