The Civilian Mississippi Scale

Please click the number that best describes how you feel about each statement.

1. In the past, I had more close friends than I have now.
2. I do not feel guilt over things that I did in the past.
3. If someone pushes me too far, I am likely to become violent.
4. If something happens that reminds me of the past, I become very distressed and upset.
5. The people who know me best are afraid of me.
6. I am able to get emotionally close to others.
7. I have nightmares of experiences in my past that really happened.
8. When I think of some of the things I have done in the past, I wish I were dead.
9. It seems as if I have no feelings.
10. Lately, I have felt like killing myself.
11. I fall asleep, stay asleep and awaken only when the alarm goes off.
12. I wonder why I am still alive when others have died.
13. Being in certain situations makes me feel as though I am back in the past.
14. My dreams at night are so real that I waken in a cold sweat and force myself to stay awake.
15. I feel like I cannot go on.
16. I do not laugh or cry at the same things other people do.
17. I still enjoy doing many things that I used to enjoy.
18. Daydreams are very real and frightening.
19. I have found it easy to keep a job.
20. I have trouble concentrating on tasks.
21. I have cried for no good reason.
22. I enjoy the company of others.
23. I am frightened by my urges.
24. I fall asleep easily at night.
25. Unexpected noises make me jump.
26. No one understands how I feel, not even my family.
27. I am an easy-going, even-tempered person.
28. I feel there are certain things that I have done that I can never tell anyone, because no one would ever understand.
29. There have been times when I used alcohol (or other drugs) to help me sleep or to make me forget about things that happened in the past.
30. I feel comfortable when I am in a crowd.
31. I lose my cool and explode over minor everyday things.
32. I am afraid to go to sleep at night.
33. I try to stay away from anything that will remind me of things which happened in the past.
34. My memory is as good as it ever was.
35. I have a hard time expressing my feelings, even to the people I care about.
36. At times I suddenly act or feel as though something that happened in the past were happening all over again.
37. I am not able to remember some important things that happened in the past.
38. I feel “superalert” or “on guard” much of the time.
39. If something happens that reminds me of the past, I get so anxious or panicky that my heart pounds hard; I have trouble getting my breath; I sweat, tremble, or shake; or feel dizzy, tingly, or faint.