This evaluation is a VA approved, 20-item self-report-measure that assesses the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms. Items on the PCL-5 correspond with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria for PTSD.
The PCL-5 has a variety of purposes, including:
Quantifying and monitoring symptoms over time
Screening individuals for PTSD
Assisting in making a provisional diagnosis of PTSD
A disabled Veteran entering the SD4V program has already received a disability classification from the Veterans Administration (VA).
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