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DSM-IV TR Checklist for Pathological Gambling

(APA, 2004)

  1. 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).
  2. The need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve a desired effect
  3. Made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop gambling
  4. Restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
  5. Do you gamble as a way of escaping from problems or relieving feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, or depression?
  6. After losing money gambling do you often return another day to get even?
  7. Do you lie to family members, therapists or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling?
  8. Have you committed illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, theft, or embezzlement to fiancé gambling?
  9. Have you jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job educational or career opportunity because of gambling?
  10. Do you rely on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?
  11. How many of these questions did you answer “yes” to? 0,          1-4          or       5>