U.S Department of Veterans Affair

PTSD Coach App FAQs

 

Why should I use the PTSD Coach App?

The PTSD Coach Application (App) provides you and your Caregiver with information on the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), tools for managing stress, and options for seeking professional treatment.

Where do I go within the app to learn about PTSD, about tools that I can use to assist with my PTSD, and learn about the professional care that is available for PTSD?

If you select the Learn button from the main menu, you will be directed to three sections that will assist you in learning about PTSD and the resources available.

Can I take self-assessments to evaluate my PTSD?

Yes. Select the Self Assessment button from the main menu. This section of the App will allow you to take a self-assessment, view your self-assessment report history, graph your past self-assessment results, and set up reminders to retake the self assessment at a later date.

How do I print a previous report?

Select the Report History tab from the Assess screen. Select the previous report that you would like to print. The Print option is available on the top right of the screen.

Can I graph the results of my assessments?

Yes. You can graph your assessment results for the past six months by going to the Self Assessment section and selecting Graph Past Results.

How do I email my past assessment results?

You can email your assessment results for the last six months by selecting the Email button on the top right of the Assess – Graph Past Results screen.

How long can I view my assessment results for?

All assessments results are viewable for six months.

How do I schedule a reminder to retake the assessment at a later date?

To set up a reminder to retake the assessment, navigate to the Self Assessment – Schedule Reminders screen from the main menu.

At what intervals can I set the assessment reminder?

You can set reminders to retake the assessment every week, every other week, every month or never.

Does the PTSD Coach provide methods to manage my PTSD?

Yes. Several tools and techniques are provided within the PTSD Coach App to assist with the management of your PTSD. You can access all of these tools by selecting the Manage button from the main screen or the bottom tool bar.

If I need support resources how will this app help me?

You will find several support options listed under the Find Support button on the main screen.