Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5

The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) is often considered the gold standard in PTSD assessment. The 30-item structured interview was developed by staff at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Centre for PTSD. CAPS can be used to make a current diagnosis, lifetime diagnosis or assess PTSD symptoms over the past week in accordance with DSM-5 criteria.

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Find out more about Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5

Alternative name
CAPS-5
CAPS

Active? Yes

First used: 14 October 2021

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