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There is no medical test that can tell whether you have
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Your doctor
will ask you questions to find out whether you have it, what traumatic event
may have caused it, and how severe your symptoms are.
may ask about:
Your doctor may want your spouse, your partner, or a close
family member to come with you. This person can help your doctor understand
what you've been going through. Being with someone you trust helps you
Your doctor may ask you to fill out questionnaires about
your mental health. He or she may give you a physical exam and lab tests such
as blood and urine tests. These can help rule out other things that could be
causing your symptoms.
Problems that have symptoms similar to
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJessica Hamblen, PhD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of:
May 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jessica Hamblen, PhD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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