Self Test

Self Test for the Severity of Gambling Behaviour
Is it true that:
YES
1.
You have lied to family members, therapists or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling?
2.
You need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement?
3.
you are preoccupied with gambling? (e.g., preoccupied with reliving past gambling experiences or planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to gamble)
4.
You have made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop gambling?
5.
You have gambled as a way of escaping from problems or relieving dysphoric mood? ( e.g., feeling of helplessness, guilt, anxiety or depression)
6.
After losing money, you often returns another day to win the money back?
7.
You are restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling?
8.
You have committed illegal acts (e.g., forgery, fraud, theft or embezzlement) in order to finance gambling?
9.
You have jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job or educational or career opportunity because of gambling?
10.
You have relied on others to provide the money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?

This test was compiled according to DSM-IV Criteria for Pathological Gambling.