Recognizing Gambling – Related Problems

Brief screens can help people decide whether to seek formal evaluation of their gambling behavior. You can find one recent screen, the ShortScreener, below. The 3-item ShortScreener is based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for pathological gambling. Following the ShortScreener, please indicate how you feel right now about your gambling by clicking below the statement that best describes your feelings.

Used with permission from the NCRG and The Division on Addiction and Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

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