The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5) is a screening tool designed to identify persons with probable PTSD. Available data suggest the PC-PTS-5 screen should be considered “positive” if the respondent answers “yes” to any 3 items in the questions listed below. Those screening positive should have further assessment with a structured interview for PTSD, preferably performed by a mental health professional who has experience in diagnosing PTSD.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Source: Prins A, Bovin MJ, Smolenski DJ, et al. The Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5): Development and Evaluation Within a Veteran Primary Care Sample. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31:1206-11.