DSM-IV TR Checklist for Pathological Gambling
- Preoccupied with gambling (e.g. preoccupied with reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble).
- The need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve a desired effect
- Made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop gambling
- Restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
- Do you gamble as a way of escaping from problems or relieving feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, or depression?
- After losing money gambling do you often return another day to get even?
- Do you lie to family members, therapists or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling?
- Have you committed illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, theft, or embezzlement to fiancé gambling?
- Have you jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job educational or career opportunity because of gambling?
- Do you rely on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?
- How many of these questions did you answer “yes” to? 0, 1-4 or 5>